Academic Dishonesty

Academic integrity is honest behavior in a school setting.  Students agree to maintain academic integrity when they enter AUIS by signing the AUIS Student Honor Code.

Students who violate the AUIS Honor Code by engaging in academically dishonest behavior, such as cheating or plagiarizing, will follow these steps:

  • Students who commit academic dishonesty will be notified by their teacher.  Their teacher will explain why the incident is an academic integrity offense and will inform the student of the consequences.  Their teacher will file an Integrity Offense form with the Deputy Director.
  • Students can appeal an academic integrity offense decision by completing the Academic Integrity Offense Appeal form.  To complete the form, the student must explain in writing what happened.  The student should also include any email correspondence with the instructor or other relevant documentation to support the appeal.  The student should submit the completed form and supporting documentation to the Deputy Director.
  • If students have three or more offenses, the Deputy Director will notify them that their case is up for review by the Integrity Review Committee (IRC). Students will have one week to prepare an optional written statement for the IRC.  The IRC will review all of the student’s offenses and rule on the student’s status.  The Deputy Director will notify the students of the IRC’s ruling.

 


Procedures for Academic Integrity Offenses

1st Offense

APP teacher documents the offense and decides the grade penalty for the student.

2nd Offense

APP teacher documents the offense and decides the grade penalty for the student.

3rd Offense 

APP teacher documents the offense and decides the grade penalty for the student.

The Integrity Review Committee (IRC) will meet to discuss action.

Options for the IRC

  • The offenses do not warrant additional action at this time.
  • Student immediately fails the level.
4th Offense 

APP teacher documents the offense and decides the grade penalty for the student.

The Integrity Review Committee (IRC) will meet to discuss action.

Options for the IRC

  • The offenses do not warrant additional action at this time.
  • Student immediately fails the level.
  • Student will be dismissed from the university.