All courses in the College of Arts and Sciences use a common grading scheme to convert weighted percentages to their corresponding letter grades:
|Letter Grade||Weighted Percentage|
|F||Less than 60%|
Letter grades are converted to the corresponding GPA quality points per the UNE Undergraduate Academic Catalog
The UNE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) values academic integrity as a cornerstone of the educational experience. The following describes the procedure for reporting, reviewing, and resolving suspected cases of academic misconduct in CAS, in alignment with the Code of Conduct outlined in the UNE Student Handbook (PDF).
Procedure for reporting and review of alleged academic dishonestly in the College of Arts and Sciences
A course instructor who believes a student has engaged in academic misconduct shall:
- Meet with and notify the student of the suspicion of academic misconduct*
- Report the alleged incident to both their academic director and the CAS associate dean
- Provide the academic director** with a written account of the incident, including all relevant documentation
The instructor may include a recommendation for the appropriate sanction (the minimum sanction is a failing grade on the assignment in question).
The academic director** shall confer with the associate dean to determine if this is the student’s first incident, review the material provided by the instructor, and notify the accused student in writing or email of the charge of academic misconduct. The student must reply within five business days of receiving the communication from the academic director. The academic director will then schedule a meeting* with the accused student to discuss the charge.
After reviewing the documentation and meeting with the student, the academic director will provide:
- All relevant documentation
- A description of their decision on the veracity of the charge
- If necessary, a recommendation of an appropriate sanction to the associate dean within five business days of meeting with the student
If the student does not reply to the academic director’s request for a meeting, then the academic director will proceed without input from the student within 10 days of receiving the material from the course instructor.
If the academic director concludes that the student has not committed an act of misconduct, the academic director must:
- Meet with the course instructor to determine an appropriate course of action
- Forward the appropriate documentation to the associate dean
- Inform the student and course instructor of the academic director’s decision
If the academic director concludes that the student has committed an act of misconduct, the associate dean*** will review the relevant documentation, the academic director’s conclusion, and the recommended sanction.
If the alleged incident is a first violation of academic misconduct, the associate dean will make the final decision on the charge and sanction. If the associate dean disagrees with the conclusion and/or the recommended sanction, the associate dean will meet with the academic director to determine an appropriate course of action. The associate dean will then notify in writing the academic director, the faculty member, the director of the Office for Student Resolutions, and the student of the final decision and the sanction, if appropriate, within five business days of receiving the material from the academic director.
If the alleged incident is a second violation of academic misconduct, the incident and relevant documentation will be reported to the director of the Office for Student Resolutions for evaluation via the Student Conduct Review Process, as outlined in the UNE Student Handbook (PDF).
*Meetings should be held in person whenever possible. If the student is off-campus and/or unable to meet in person, videoconference, phone call, or email can serve as a substitute.
**If the course instructor is also the academic director, the associate dean will designate an alternate to serve in this role. If an assistant academic director is present within the School, that individual will serve as the alternate. If the School does not have an assistant academic director, the associate dean will select an academic director from another School to serve as the alternate.
***If the associate dean is the course instructor, an alternate associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences will review the case.