Academic Dishonesty

All CCP students are expected to follow the YSU policy and procedures regarding academic dishonesty. Below is the YSU policy published in the Undergraduate Bulletin:

Academic honesty is essential to the educational process and serves to protect the integrity of the University community. Therefore, all members of the University community have a responsibility of maintaining high standards of honesty and ethical practice. Students should consult with a faculty member if they are not sure what may constitute academic dishonesty. Students suspected of academic dishonesty may be charged with a violation of University conduct regulations under Article III. 1. of the Student Code of Conduct.

Although instructors are responsible for taking all reasonable precautions to prevent cheating and plagiarizing, students share a joint responsibility and should report any act of academic dishonesty to the instructor.

If a faculty member concludes the student was responsible, he or she may impose a sanction which my include, but is not limited to, one of the following:

  • warn a student; no further action
  • lower the grade on the exam, paper, or assignment related to the incident
  • lower the student's final grade for the course
  • and/or request additional sanctions from the Student Academic Grievance Subcommittee, such as removal from a course, University suspension, or expulsion."

For more information on this process, read Article V of the Student Code of Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities.

Any CCP Student who wishes to appeal actions of an instructor should contact the YSU CCP Staff right away. You will be guided through the proper procedure.