Academic Honesty and Integrity Procedure

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Effective date
May 14, 2021
Last content update
May 14, 2021


To ensure academic honesty and integrity in the classroom, regardless of modality.


1. When a failing grade is issued by an instructor due to cheating or plagiarism, the instructor will email the appropriate school dean of the decision to issue the failing grade.

2. The instructor will provide the dean with the student's name, tech ID and the course ID for which the student failed. 

3. The school dean will contact an associate registrar to have the failing grade entered. 

4. If the instructor, dean or any other person feels the seriousness of the offense warrants additional action, the incident may also be reported to the Dean of Students who will determine any relevant student conduct outcome.



    Report the incident to the appropriate school dean. 


    Report the failing grade to the appropriate associate registrar. 

    Associate Registrar

    Enter the failing grade to the appropriate course. 

    Dean of Students

    If warranted, will work in conjunction with the school dean to identify if further sanctions are warranted.

    Associated Policies and Procedures

    Minnesota State Community and Technical College Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy 

    Minnesota State system Board Policy 3.6 Student Conduct

    Minnesota State system Procedure 3.6.1 Student Conduct


    Next scheduled review
    Policy author(s)
    Dr. Matthew J. Borcherding