Whereas, There is confusion across the state about the options that faculty have for awarding grades and/or disciplining students following incidents of student academic dishonesty; and
Whereas, There is great variance in policies in California community colleges regarding grading and disciplining students for academic dishonesty;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges investigate the legal and professional obligations and options for faculty in grading policies and disciplinary actions following student academic dishonesty; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a statement of best practices for defining academic dishonesty and handling the grading of assignments, the awarding of course grades and the disciplining of students in cases of academic dishonesty, including an explanation of student rights. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
The paper, Promoting and Sustaining an Institutional Climate of Academic Integrity was adopted S07.