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Academic Integrity Violation Rubric
When incidents are managed through the Academic Dishonesty Conduct Process, the following rubric will be utilized to determine appropriate University-level sanctions. A student may receive a maximum score of 100 in each section.
Instructors may also adapt this rubric to help determine appropriate sanctions at the course level.
Incidents will be scored based on the nature of the alleged violation. In cases where multiple violations have occurred (e.g., a student plagiarizes on the essay portion of a take-home exam, but also works with friends to complete the assessment), the most serious violation will be scored.
Incidents will be scored based on the weight of the assessment, relative to total course points.
|Weight of Assessment||Points Assigned|
|31 - 70%||70|
Incidents will be scored based on the accused student's violation history. On a student's first or second violation, when multiple compromised assignments are reported at one time, an additional 15 points will be added.
|Violation History||Points Assigned|
|1 st Violation||30|
|2 nd Violation||60|
|3 rd (+) Violation||100|
|More than 1 Violation Reported (for 1 st/2 nd Violation)||15|
Incidents will be scored based on the accused student's earned credit hours (for undergraduate) or level of degree program (for graduate).
|Student Rank||Points Assigned|
|Freshman (1 - 29 Earned Credit Hours)||0|
|Sophomomore (30 - 59 Earned Credit Hours)||15|
|Junior (60 - 89 Earned Credit Hours)||30|
|Senior (90 or More Earned Credit Hours)||45|
Incidents will be scored based on aggravating factors, examples of which are included below. While a given incident may have more than 2 aggravating factors, each incident may only accrue a maximum of 100 points in this category.
|Aggravating Factors||Points Assigned|
|Prior Significant Education||50|
|Unacceptable Use of Technology||50|
|Warning||0 - 120|
|Probation/Deferred Suspension||121 - 200|
|Suspension||201 - 350|
|Expulsion||351 - 500|
Credit: These sanctioning guidelines are adapted from the University of California, San Diego.