What to do if you Determine a Student has Plagerized
The instructor can allow the student to re-write and re-submit the assignment. If the instructor chooses this option, s/he should clearly state on the syllabus the number of times a student will be allowed to re-submit work.
The instructor can choose to assign a 0 for the assignment and/or a grade of F for the class. If the instructor is seeking a permanent F on the student’s record, the instructor must inform the Registrar’s Office.
The instructor must inform the Coordinator for Academic Integrity (Jake Kasper, 303-556-3666, email@example.com) within 15 working days after discovering the plagiarism. It is vital to inform the Student Judicial Officer because he maintains a database of reports of academic dishonesty and can detect if a student has participated in academic dishonesty in more than one class. In addition, students have a right to due process and we need to ensure that efforts have been made to inform them of their rights and responsibilities.
There are two ways to inform the Judicial Officer: 1) The instructor may utilize the online form located on the Student Engagement and Wellness site. 2) The instructor may send an email to the Judicial Officer. The email must include the instructor’s name, department name, name and CRN for the course, the student’s name, and the student’s id number. Attach a copy of the originality report to the email or Misconduct Report form. Inform the Judicial Officer of what sanction was applied in the situation. Send a separate email for each incident of plagiarism.
If this is a first offense and the instructor is not seeking further sanctions, the student will not have an official judicial record at the college.
If the instructor seeks further sanctions or the Judicial Officer determines that there is a pattern of academic dishonesty, a judicial procedure will ensue and the outcome of the process will determine whether the student will have an official judicial record with the college.