Health Sciences students are subject to cheating policies, codes, definitions and sanctions established by Weber State University (PPM 6-22), by the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions, by other departments and by the Health Sciences program. Specific Health Sciences sanctions that typically apply to cheating during test-taking or cheating on class assignments are listed below.
1. Warning. A warning will be issued if the incident cannot be verified beyond a reasonable doubt. A warning is a verbal or written notice to a student that his or her conduct may be in violation of WSU rules and regulations and that the continuation of such conduct or actions may result in further disciplinary action.
2. Zero Score. A student found cheating one time will receive a zero (“0") score for that specific exam, assignment or grade. The grade may not be omitted from the class average. A report of the student’s name, class, behavior and resulting disciplinary action will be submitted to the teacher and the Health Sciences Department. Any requests by the student for program reference letters will not be honored by Health Science faculty.
3. Failure of Course. A student found cheating two or more times will receive an “E” (failure) and no credits for the course. A report of the student’s name, class, behavior and resulting disciplinary action will be sent to the programs within the Dumke College of Health Professions and the University.