Academic Integrity Violations

What happens if I receive a notification of Academic Integrity violation?

First Violation**

If this is your first violation of academic integrity, the case is left as a warning (and will appear on the student’s judicial file as an information only). You will not be charged and there is no need for you to meet with a Judicial Hearing Officer unless you choose to do so.

Second Violation**

If this is your second violation, you will be sent a charge letter and will be required to come in and meet with a Judicial Hearing Officer about the incident. The student will then be found responsible/not responsible for the incident and sanctions will be imposed.

**There are exceptions to each of these cases.

Sanctions

First, faculty and instructors who fill out the Academic Dishonesty Report form are allowed to recommend the following sanctions as they see fit.

  • Online Academic Integrity Course
  • Warning
  • Reduced grade on assignment/paper
  • Reduced grade on quiz/exam
  • Zero on assignment/Paper
  • Zero on quiz/exam
  • F on transcript for the course
    NOTE: There is no notation of academic dishonesty on student’s official transcript. Course can be retaken at a later date and GPA will be adjusted to reflect most recent grade earned.
  • Other: Faculty/Reporter fills in the blank
    In cases where the student(s) are not meeting with a Judicial Hearing Officer, the Office of Student Conduct will impose the sanctions as outlined by the Faculty Reporter.

Second, faculty/staff/instructors are able to choose from the list of options below for actions to be taken by the Office of Student Conduct:

Information Only: No judicial proceedings take place and the case information is maintained and filed in the Office of the Dean of Students. In the event that another case of similar nature is filed against the student, the student will be called in to meet with the Dean of Students or a Judicial Hearing officer to discuss the reported matters.

Warning: Student is called in to meet with the Dean of Students or a Judicial Hearing Officer to discuss the reported matter as a warning. Case information is then maintained and filed in the Office of the Dean of Students. In the event that the warned was not heeded, the judicial process will begin.

Hearing with the Dean of Students: Student is called to a hearing with the Dean of Students or a Judicial Hearing Officer where it will be determined if the student is responsible/not responsible for their actions. If the student is found responsible, the faculty reported recommendations selected in the above box will be taken into considerations when determining sanctions.

Seminars

Nebraska currently uses Academic Integrity Seminar for students who are required to participate in online education to meet sanction requirements.

To register for the seminar, students should email unl@integrityseminar.org. Be sure to include your name and school. Within three business days, you'll receive detailed instructions and a set of readings (all available online). All communications from your instructor also will be copied to the Office of Student Conduct. If you encounter any delays, please contact the Seminar Coordinator at Academic Integrity at contact@integrityseminar.org. The cost of the seminar is $100.