While a student’s educational record is protected the by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), any instructor who reports an academic dishonesty incident will be notif
The standard of proof used to make a determination of responsibility is that of “preponderance of the evidence”.
For cases involving Columbia College or Columbia Engineering students, two staff members from the Dean of Student Affairs Office serve as the hearing officers.
Faculty members do not attend the hearing.
As it is a disciplinary process, a student found responsible for academic dishonesty will be subject to appropriate sanctions.
It is important to report academic misconduct so that we can challenge students to reason through ethical situations they encounter as part of the learning process. Reporting academic misc
Through the Dean’s Discipline hearing process, OJA seeks to support the faculty in ‘the intellectual venture in which we are all engaged’ by promoting the ‘highest level of personal and academic in