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Reporting Academic Misconduct

If you have questions about reporting academic misconduct or have multiple cases to report, please contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities for a consultation prior to filling out the electronic form and submitting it.  You may contact us at osrr@ucmerced.edu or 209-228-0069.

The following outlines the reporting process for Faculty:

STEP 1: Review the assignment or exam along with supporting material to determine if there is academic misconduct.

STEP 2:  If you believe academic misconduct allegedly occurred, meet with the student(s) to hear the response to the allegation.

STEP 3: If, after speaking (in person, email, zoom or phone) with the student, you find the student committed academic misconduct, submit the Report below to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Faculty Report Form for Academic Misconduct - Individual Students: This is a form for faculty to report cases of academic misconduct by a single student.

Faculty Report Form for Academic Misconduct - Multiple Students: This is a form for faculty to report cases of academic misconduct by multiple students.

STEP 4:  Please submit copies of documents that support the allegation such as email correspondence with the student regarding the allegation, Chegg/Turnitin report, syllabus, submitted work, and any additional documentation that supports the allegation. This can be submitted to osrr@ucmerced.edu.

STEP 5:  Once received, OSRR will return a copy of the submitted report to the reporting faculty. The faculty member will then submit the report to the Dean's Office or other identified person responsible for academic misconduct appeals. 

Academic Misconduct Process Flow Chart
Flow chart outlining the academic misconduct process