The Eastern Academic Misconduct Policy was created to provide a mechanism for dealing with cases of academic misconduct involving plagiarism and/or academic cheating of any kind. The Academic Misconduct Policy is outlined in the Student Handbook and on this page under Policies & Definitions. The process for handling misconduct cases is also outlined in the Student Handbook and is detailed on this page under Procedures.
Faculty Actions to File a Misconduct Report
When a faculty member wishes to file an academic misconduct case, they should begin by completing a Misconduct Report form (see link). They should also attempt to meet with the student to explain the charges they are filing. Remember that the policy is designed to be educational as much as punitive. After meeting with the student and completing the Misconduct Report form, the form and any documenting evidence should be sent to Angelo Simoni, Director of Judicial Affairs, who will handle the case from there.
If the faculty member is unable to contact the student or the student is unwilling to meet with them, the faculty member may bypass the step of meeting with the student and forward the Misconduct Report form and any documenting evidence to the Director of Judicial Affairs.
Any questions can be directed to the Director of Judicial Affairs or chair of the Misconduct Appeals Committee.
Plagiarism: A Guide for Eastern Students and Faculty: Click here to access this site