Discipline Models for Managing Academic Misconduct

Topics: Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What are the processes through which institutions process academic conduct violations?
  • Are processes centralized in a single administrative office or decentralized among faculty?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of each model?

Summary

For the past 20 years, university administrators nationwide have been divided on whether to discipline students suspected of academic misconduct through a single, centralized conduct system or through a decentralized process administered by individual faculty members. This brief examines centralized, decentralized, and hybrid models for managing academic misconduct, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each model.

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