Academic Policies

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

― Jane Goodall

All students at Minot State are held to high academic standards. It is the expectation of each individual to adhere to the academic honesty policies set forth in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs. 



Academic Dishonesty Process
Minot State University is committed to academic integrity. Incidents of academic dishonesty may be documented by the faculty member with a copy of the documentation maintained by the department/division chair. A letter of explanation will be sent to the student. Cheating may affect the student in accordance with the faculty member’s grading policy. The student may appeal the faculty member’s penalty to the department chair. Student disciplinary action may result in accordance with the Student Conduct Policy. Academic dishonesty would include, but is not limited to, the following types of behaviors:

1. Misrepresenting another individual’s work as one’s own, e.g. plagiarism from hard copy of the internet.
2. Copying from another student during an exam.
3. Altering one’s exam after grading for the purpose of enhancing one’s grade.
4. Submitting the same paper to more than one class.
5. Use of any material or device not approved by the instructor during an exam.
6. Turning in reports intended to be based on field collection data but which are, in fact, not.
7. Failure to respect the confidentiality of persons served or studied and to maintain the professional standards for ethical conduct as set forth in The Handbook of School Psychology published by the National Association of School Psychologists.

What is Academic Integrity?

Step 1: Student commits academic dishonesty.
Step 2: Instructor will enforce his/her academic honesty policy according to his/her syllabus.
Step 3: Instructor raises Academic Honesty flag in Starfish – with supporting details – for the course. Notification will be sent to the Department Chair, the Vice President of Student Affairs, and the student.
Step 4: After three Academic Honesty flags have been raised on one student across his/her academic career, an investigation is opened by the Vice President of Student Affairs. Student disciplinary action may result in accordance with the Student Handbook.