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7. Will I be informed of the outcome?

While a student’s educational record is protected the by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), any instructor who reports an academic dishonesty incident will be notif

2. How is an outcome determined?

The standard of proof used to make a determination of responsibility is that of “preponderance of the evidence”.

5. Who conducts the hearing?

For cases involving Columbia College or Columbia Engineering students, two staff members from the Dean of Student Affairs Office serve as the hearing officers.

3. How will reporting this incident impact the student?

As it is a disciplinary process, a student found responsible for academic dishonesty will be subject to appropriate sanctions.

6. Why report incidents of academic dishonesty to OJA?

It is important to report academic misconduct so that we can challenge students to reason through ethical situations they encounter as part of the learning process. Reporting academic misc

4. What is OJA’s role in handling academic dishonesty?

Through the Dean’s Discipline hearing process, OJA seeks to support the faculty in ‘the intellectual venture in which we are all engaged’ by promoting the ‘highest level of personal and academic in

Community Standards and Resources

Community Policies and Procedures

As a member of the Columbia University community, each student is responsible for becoming familiar with several poli

Report an Incident

Students, faculty, and staff may file a report directly to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards for any incident involving College of Dental Medicine, Columbia College, Columbia En


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