Frequently Asked Questions: Faculty & Staff
A student who is found responsible of a first offense will have an academic dishonesty guilty notation on their record and will typically be given a Q grade for the course, signifying that he or she has committed an act of violating academic integrity. The Q grade is removed and replaced with the earned grade including any penalty assigned by the instructor and the Academic judiciary committee when the student completes a non-credit academic integrity course (called “the Q course”).
- Once the Academic Judiciary Office receives an accusation report, our office notifies the Registrar's Office to notate student's academic record with an "I" in the course until the academic judiciary matter is resolved.
- If the student is not appealing, our office will notify the Registrar's Office to notate student's academic record with a "Q" in the course.
Please note- the grade roster will not allow instructors to enter/choose a grade. The "I" and "Q" grades have an "Administration" grading basis. Only the Registrar's Office can make any changes. Therefore no action is required by the instructor/department for the accused student. Please leave grade area blank for the student when submitting your class/course grades.The Academic Judiciary Office will contact the reporting instructor for the student's final grade. Once the student completes the Q Course, then our office will request for an update of the student's academic record; replacing the "Q" letter grade with the "penalty grade".
No action/change of grade form is required from department.