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Disciplinary Procedures

Disciplinary Procedures

All graduate students are governed by the regulations for academic and personal conduct set forth in the bulletin. The disciplinary procedure of the Graduate School Committee on Regulations and Discipline will be used whenever there appears to have been a breach of the regulations.

The one exception to this policy is the allegation that a graduate student has committed academic fraud (including falsification or fabrication of data and plagiarism) in the course of proposing, conducting or reporting research supported by the federal government, in which case the policies and procedures for Dealing with Allegations of Academic Fraud at Yale University will be followed.

A student accused of a breach of the Regulations will be presumed innocent unless and until found by the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Regulations and Discipline, pursuant to these procedures, to have breached the Regulations. Students may contact their academic dean for further information and advice.

Dean’s Advisory Committee on Regulations and Discipline

2016-17

Faculty
Tyrone Cannon (Psychology) - Spring only
Alicia Schmidt Camancho (American Studies, Ethnicity, Race & Migration)
David Vasseur (EEB)

Students
Adam Matula (Chemistry)
Kathleen Oltman (Physiology)
Connor Williams (History)  

Staff
Richard Sleight

Student Alternates    
Michael Cohen (Public Health) 
Rachel Love (Classics)

Annual Report on Regulations and Discipline

2013-2014

During 2013-2014, 9 graduate students were formally charged with violating the Regulations for Academic and Personal Conduct in the Graduate School’s Programs and Policies Bulletin. There has been a three-fold increase in charges of academic dishonesty since 2009. The charges listed below involve violations of academic integrity and personal conduct.

Infractions and Penalties, 2013-2014

  • Cheating on a program assignment. Written reprimand noted in academic record and disciplinary probation.
  • Plagiarism, with mitigating circumstances. Written reprimand noted in academic record, disciplinary probation, requirement to complete educational assignment.
  • Plagiarism, with mitigating circumstances. Written reprimand noted in academic record, disciplinary probation, requirement to complete educational assignment.
  • Harassment, intimidation, threatening, violation of University IT policies, refusal to  comply with the direction of a university police officer or other university official.  Expulsion.

2012-2013

During 2012-2013, thirteen graduate students were formally charged with violating the Regulations for Academic and Personal Conduct in the Graduate School’s Programs and Policies Bulletin.

Infractions and Penalties, 2012-2013

  • Cheating. Submitted same work in two courses. Graduation delayed; new essay required.
  • Cheating on a program assignment. Insufficient evidence for a decision.
  • Falsification of admissions credentials. Expulsion.
  • Cheating on a program assignment. Written reprimand noted in academic record and disciplinary probation.
  • Cheating on a program assignment. Written reprimand noted in academic record and disciplinary probation.
  • Plagiarism. Expulsion.
  • Plagiarism, with mitigating circumstances. Graduation delayed, new essay required.
  • Plagiarism, with mitigating circumstances. Reprimand.
  • Fabricated data. Suspension.