Register April 2016 No. 724
Chapter UWS 14
STUDENT ACADEMIC DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
Statement of principles.
Academic misconduct subject to disciplinary action.
Disciplinary sanction imposed at the discretion of the instructor.
Disciplinary sanction imposed following a report of academic misconduct by the instructor.
Disciplinary sanction imposed following a report of academic misconduct by the investigating officer.
Appeal to the chancellor.
Discretionary appeal to the Board of Regents.
Effect of discipline within the university system.
Right to petition for readmission.
Academic misconduct hearing committee: institutional option.
Notice to students.
Notice to instructors.
Consistent institutional policies.
Ch. UWS 14 Note
See ch. UWS 17
for rules on student nonacademic disciplinary procedures.
Statement of principles.
The Board of Regents, administrators, faculty, academic staff and students of the University of Wisconsin System believe that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental to the mission of higher education and of the University of Wisconsin System. The university has a responsibility to promote academic honesty and integrity and to develop procedures to deal effectively with instances of academic dishonesty. Students are responsible for the honest completion and representation of their work, for the appropriate citation of sources, and for respect of others' academic endeavors. Students who violate these standards must be confronted and must accept the consequences of their actions.
In this chapter:
"Academic misconduct hearing committee" means the committee or hearing examiner appointed pursuant to s. UWS 14.15
to conduct hearings under s. UWS 14.08
"Chancellor" means the chancellor or designee.
"Disciplinary file" means the record maintained by the student affairs officer responsible for student discipline.
"Disciplinary probation" means a status in which a student may remain enrolled in the university only upon the condition that the student complies with specified standards of conduct for a specified period of time, not to exceed 2 semesters.
"Disciplinary sanction" means any action listed in s. UWS 14.04
taken in response to student academic misconduct.
"Expulsion" means termination of student status with resultant loss of all student rights and privileges.
"Hearing examiner" means an individual appointed by the chancellor in accordance with s. UWS 14.15
for the purpose of conducting a hearing under s. UWS 14.08
"Institution" means any university or college, or organizational equivalent designated by the board.
"Instructor" means the faculty member or instructional academic staff member who has responsibility for the overall conduct of a course and ultimate responsibility for the assignment of the grade for the course.
"Investigating officer" means an individual, or his or her designee, appointed by the chancellor of each institution to carry out certain responsibilities in the course of investigations of academic misconduct under this chapter.
"Student" means any person who is registered for study in an institution for the academic period in which the misconduct occurred.
"Student affairs officer" means the dean of students or student affairs officer designated by the chancellor to carry out duties described in this chapter.
"Suspension" means a loss of student status for a specified length of time, not to exceed 2 years, with resultant loss of all student rights and privileges.
Academic misconduct subject to disciplinary action. UWS 14.03(1)(1)
Academic misconduct is an act in which a student:
Seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation;
Uses unauthorized materials or fabricated data in any academic exercise;
Intentionally impedes or damages the academic work of others;
Engages in conduct aimed at making false representation of a student's academic performance; or
Examples of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to: cheating on an examination; collaborating with others in work to be presented, contrary to the stated rules of the course; submitting a paper or assignment as one's own work when a part or all of the paper or assignment is the work of another; submitting a paper or assignment that contains ideas or research of others without appropriately identifying the sources of those ideas; stealing examinations or course materials; submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course; tampering with the laboratory experiment or computer program of another student; knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above, including assistance in an arrangement whereby any work, classroom performance, examination or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other than the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed.
UWS 14.03 History
Cr. Register, February, 1989, No. 398
, eff. 3-1-89.
The following are the disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed for academic misconduct in accordance with the procedures of s. UWS 14.05
An assignment to repeat the work, to be graded on its merits;
A lower or failing grade on the particular assignment or test;