Academic Integrity

Spring
2008
Resolution Number: 
14.03
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Grading
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted the paper Promoting and Sustaining an Institutional Climate of Academic Integrity (2006-2007);

Whereas, One of the paper's recommendations is "to support local faculty rights regarding Education Code 76224(a), which provides that faculty have the final authority on grade determination, in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency";

Whereas, The System Office legal opinion limits these rights and does not allow a faculty member to issue an "F" grade for the course for academic dishonesty, unless it is as a normal consequence of the grading system of the course; and

Whereas, The students' ability to due process is in no way removed or diminished by this resolution;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support local faculty rights regarding Education Code 76224 (a) which provides that faculty have the final authority on grade determination in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Status Report: 

This position continues to inform the Senate’s work with the System Office on revisions to Title 5 regulation regarding academic integrity.

I do not see anything for us to do on this one.