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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 2017-18

Faculty

David Vasseur (EEB)
david.vasseur@yale.edu

Tyrone Cannon (Psychology)
tyrone.cannon@yale.edu

Alicia Schmidt Camancho (American Studies)
alicia.camacho@yale.edu

Students

Rodion Kosovsky (History)
rodion.kosovsky@yale.edu

Fabian Schrey (Economics)
fabian.schrey@yale.edu

Richard Crouse (INP) 
richard.crouse@yale.edu

Staff

Richard Sleight
richard.sleight@yale.edu
 

Annual Report on Regulations and Discipline

2017-2018

During 2017-2018, three graduate students were formally charged with violating the Academic and Personal Conduct in listed in the Graduate School’s Programs and Policies Bulletin.

Infractions and Penalties, 2017-2018

  • Plagiarism in homework submission. Written reprimand.
  • Theft. The committee found the student innocent of the charge.
  • One pending case will be reported with the 2018-2019 summary.

2016-2017

During 2016-2017, 4 graduate students were formally charged with violating the Academic and Personal Conduct in listed in the Graduate School’s Programs and Policies Bulletin.

Infractions and Penalties, 2016-2017

  • Cheating on multiple problem sets.  Suspension.
  • Falsification of research data.  Expulsion.
  • Plagiarism, with mitigating circumstances.  Written reprimand noted in academic record and disciplinary probation.
  • Plagiarism in homework submission.  Written reprimand noted in academic record and disciplinary probation.

2015-2016

During 2015-2016, 2 graduate students were formally charged with violating the Academic and Personal Conduct in listed in the Graduate School’s Programs and Policies Bulletin.

Infractions and Penalties, 2015-2016

  • Plagiarism in take home exam.  Written reprimand noted in academic record and disciplinary probation.
  • Plagiarism in homework submission.  Written reprimand noted in academic record, requirement to complete educational assignment, and disciplinary probation.

2014-2015

During 2014-2015, 5 graduate students were formally charged with violating the Academic and Personal Conduct in listed in the Graduate School’s Programs and Policies Bulletin.

Infractions and Penalties, 2015-2016

  • Plagiarism in departmental requirement. Suspension.
  • Destruction of property. Written reprimand noted in academic record, restitution, requirement to complete educational assignment, and disciplinary probation.
  • Plagiarism in take home exam.  Written reprimand noted in academic record, requirement to complete educational assignment, and disciplinary probation.
  • Plagiarism in dissertation prospectus.  Student was found innocent of the charge.
  • Cheating on final exam. Suspension. Admission offer to Ph.D. program revoked.

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.