10.2 Procedures for Handling Misconduct

Misconduct that occurs outside of a PathwayConnect course (such as in a PathwayConnect gathering or among PathwayConnect students and/or missionaries) should be reported to the Pathway Support Center. Misconduct that occurs within a PathwayConnect course is handled by instructors (see 10.2.1 Misconduct in a PathwayConnect Course).

10.2.1 Misconduct in a PathwayConnect Course

Instructors are responsible to establish and communicate to students their expectations of behavior with respect to academic honesty and conduct in the course. Instructors are responsible to investigate any incident of academic dishonesty or misconduct, determine the circumstances, and take appropriate action. Examples of appropriate action include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reprimanding the student orally or in writing
  • Requiring work affected by the academic dishonesty to be redone
  • Administering a lower or failing grade on the affected assignment, test, or course

Violations of the Academic Honesty Policy should be reported to the Pathway Support Center detailing the name, incident, and action taken. If the occurrence is sufficiently egregious, or if a pattern of dishonesty or misconduct is discovered, the PathwayConnect Home Office may take additional action, based upon the nature of the violation.

If a student disagrees with the determination or action and is unable to resolve the matter to the mutual satisfaction of the student and the instructor, he or she may file a grievance with the Pathway Support Center.