Policy No. 2:06:00:00


SUBJECT:  Academic Misconduct

Cleveland State students are required, as a condition of good standing and continued enrollment, to conduct themselves properly in class. Such proper behavior includes academic honesty, civility, and respect for others and public property.
The instructor has the primary responsibility for control over classroom behavior and maintenance of academic integrity and can order the temporary removal or exclusion from the classroom of any student engaged in disruptive classroom behavior.  Extended or permanent exclusion from the classroom or further disciplinary action can be effected only through appropriate procedures of the institution (see Cleveland State Policy referred to below).
Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.  Students involved in academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are immediately responsible to the instructor of the class.  In addition to other disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed through the regular institutional procedures as a result of academic misconduct, the instructor has the authority to assign an “F” or a zero for the exercise or examination, or to assign an “F” in the course.  Should the student wish to appeal any decision pertaining to the grading in the class, procedures outlined in Cleveland State Policy No. 2:06:02:00 “Academic Appeals” apply.  When the nature of the academic misconduct warrants steps beyond those related to the course, procedures outlined in Cleveland State Policy No. 3:02:00:01 “Disciplinary Measures Against Students” should be followed.

Source:  ClSCC Catalog; TBR Policy No. 3:02:00:01
Revised:  Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee meeting of 1/6/94