Academic Dishonesty

FSB 95002, FSB 03002, FSB 05002
3D.0701 of the University Policy Manual

Academic dishonesty, a basis for disciplinary action, includes but is not limited to activities such as cheating and plagiarism (presenting as one’s own the intellectual or creative accomplishments of another without giving credit to the source or sources).

The faculty member in whose course or under whose tutelage an act of academic dishonesty occurs has the option of failing the student for the academic hours in question, or for any components or requirements for that course. Departments, schools, and colleges may have provisions for more severe penalties. Emporia State University may impose penalties for academic dishonesty up to and including expulsion from the University.

In addition, the faculty member shall notify his/her department chair of the infraction. The department chair shall forward a report of the infraction to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall act as the record keeper for student academic infractions. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will notify the student in writing that an infraction has been reported, and notify the student, the department chair, and the faculty member that initiated the proceedings, of any additional action taken. Should a single infraction be so egregious, or should a student have a record of multiple infractions, the Vice President for Academic Affairs may impose additional penalties, including expulsion of the student from the University.

The student has the right to appeal the charge of academic dishonesty. The department chair shall inform the student, in writing, of this right to appeal, and of the appropriate appeal procedures (see University Policy Manual: Academic Appeals Policy).

Prior to the beginning of the next academic year, the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs shall send to the Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate a list containing nonspecific student identifiers, such as Student 1, Student 2, etc., their specific academic infraction(s) reported to the Vice President’s office, the total number of infractions that have been reported for each student, and any actions taken by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Policy on Double Submission of Work

passed by the Department of Biological Sciences, 2 Oct 1996

The faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences feels that a college experience requires the completion of work for many different courses and that the work of one course is not applicable for the requirements of another course. To this end, it is the policy of the Department of Biological Sciences that work submitted for one class shall not also be submitted for a different course, either in the same semester or in subsequent semesters. To do so without prior written permission will be considered a form of academic dishonesty, which is subject to penalties as outlined by the Academic Dishonesty policies of Emporia State University and the instructors of the respective courses. Failure to comply with this policy may result in a student having his/her grade changed in courses taken in previous semesters. If a student wishes to submit the same work in two different courses, he/she must obtain written permission from both instructors prior to submitting the work in another course. It is the responsibility of the student to seek and obtain this permission as early as possible in the semester. It should be understood that instructors may elect to not give permission for a student to double submit their work.