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Reporting Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct Form


Academic Integrity Process

* Information submitted: When filing a report, dates, times, witnesses and details of the incident(s) of disruption, and the impact of the disruption on those present are critical. Faculty, instructors and/or non-student reporting parties should be aware that the incident report and notes become part of the student record and the student has the right to see this documentation, including the name of the person who wrote the report; therefore, it is imperative to provide factual and appropriate information. In cases where the faculty, instructor or staff member is not sure about filing a complaint, or information to include, contact the Center for Student Conduct to discuss the student conduct process and available options.

** The term “day” is defined in the Code of Student Conduct, as a full business day and does not include Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays or University designated administrative holidays.


Different forms of academic misconduct as discussed in Appendix II of the Code for Student Conduct.

Please note, this list is not exhaustive and individual departments may have differing expectations for students, and therefore students are responsible for clarifying the standards and expectations of their individual departments.
 


Academic Misconduct Definitions


Cheating
Cheating includes fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment, or using or attempting to use materials, or assisting others in using materials that are prohibited or inappropriate in the context of the academic assignment in question.
 

Plagiarism
Plagiarism includes use of intellectual material produced by another person without acknowledging its source.
 

False Information and Representation and Fabrication or Alteration of Information
Furnishing false information, failing to identify oneself honestly, fabricating or altering information and presenting it as legitimate, or providing false or misleading information to an instructor or any other University official in an academic context.
 

Theft or Damage of Intellectual Property
Sabotaging or stealing another person’s work, improper access to or electronically interfering with the property of another person or the University, or obtaining a copy of an exam or assignment prior to its approved release.
 

Alteration of University Documents
Forgery of an instructor’s signature, submitting an altered transcript of grades to or from another institution or employer, putting one’s name on another individual’s work, or falsely altering a previously graded exam or assignment.
 

Disturbances in the Classroom or Lab
Disturbances in a classroom or lab that serve to create an unfair academic advantage for oneself or disadvantage for another member of the academic community.

Filing a Report with the Center for Student Conduct

When filing a report, dates, times, witnesses and details of the incident(s) of disruption, and the impact of the disruption on those present are critical.  Faculty, instructors and/or non-student reporting parties should be aware that the incident report and notes become part of the student record and the student has the right to see this documentation, including the name of the person who wrote the report; therefore, it is imperative to provide factual and appropriate information.  In cases where the faculty, instructor or staff member is not sure about filing a complaint, or information to include, contact the Center for Student Conduct (205 Sproul Hall, Mail Code 2432 | Hours M-F: 9am-5pm | Phone: 510-643-9069) to discuss the student conduct process and available options.


What else do I need to submit with this form?

The Center requires certain documentation before moving forward with a conduct case. In order to expedite the information-seeking process, please submit the following information along with this completed form:

  •     a copy of the course syllabus
  •     the original version of the work in question (i.e., test/quiz, essay, blue book, lab report, etc.)
  •     other supporting documentation (i.e., sources, other students’ work, correspondence with student, etc.)

Where should I submit this form?

You can submit the report in one of the following ways:
  • Mail the form to:
    Center for Student Conduct
    205 Sproul Hall, MC 2432
    Berkeley, CA 94720-2426
  • Drop off the form at:
    Center for Student Conduct, 205 Sproul Hall
  • Fax the form to:
    (510) 643-3133