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Policy Information

Clark GSOM issues an updated Academic Policies Manual each year. Current students are expected to follow the policies and rules that govern the students, faculty and staff at the Graduate School of Management. Please refer to this manual for information on academic integrity, health insurance, program and graduation requirements, career services, the grading system and more. All GSOM students are expected to follow the Clark Graduate Student Code of Conduct [PDF] as well.

Student Code of Conduct

Academic Integrity & Code of Conduct
The Graduate School of Management at Clark University maintains standards of academic conduct that have preserved integrity and excellence in institutions of higher learning over the centuries.  All GSOM students are expected adhere to all parts of Clark University's Graduate School Code of Conduct.  Under these standards of conduct, all work submitted to fulfill course requirements is presumed to be the student's own, unless credit is given for the work of others in a manner prescribed by the course instructor. It is the student's responsibility to consult the faculty when in doubt whether a particular act constitutes academic misconduct. Graduate Judicial procedures will be used to hear cases of misconduct alleged by faculty members or students. 

Several violations of academic integrity are outlined on our Code of Conduct page. We encourage students to review them.

If you have specific questions concerning academic integrity, contact your teaching professor and/or your academic advisor.

The following policy is excerpted from the Clark University Graduate School Code of Conduct.

When a student is accused of violating the Academic Integrity and Code of Conduct Policy described above, the following process will be followed:

Administrative Disposition

1. Complaints will be addressed in the first instance by the Dean of the Graduate School of Management or a designee.

2. The Dean or designee will determine if judicial action is warranted based on information provided by the complainant.

3. If judicial action is warranted following that review, the Dean or designee will consult with the respondent in a Pre-Hearing interview to hear the incident from their perspective.

4. If sufficient information exists to proceed with judicial action, the Dean or designee will inform the respondent at the Pre-Hearing interview and will determine whether the student wishes to accept responsibility for the alleged violation. "Sufficient information" will be found to exist where the allegations of the complaint, if true, would constitute a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

5. If the respondent accepts responsibility for the alleged violation, the Dean or designee will conduct an Administrative Disposition at which time the student will be asked to complete the "Acceptance/Non-Acceptance Form for an Alleged Violation of the Code of Student Conduct" (see Appendix A) by checking "I accept full responsibility for the complaint listed above. I understand that I will have an Administrative Disposition, as a continuation of this meeting, during which a sanction will be discussed. I will accept this sanction without appeal." An Administrative Disposition will be held within five business days of the student's notification of the infraction by the Dean or designee.

6. There is no appeal of an Administrative Disposition decision.

Judicial Board Procedure

A case will be forwarded to the Graduate Judicial Board under these circumstances:

1. If, after following steps 1-3 above, and given sufficient information, the student does not accept responsibility for the alleged violation. In this instance, the student will be asked to complete the "Acceptance/Non-Acceptance Form for an Alleged Violation of the Code of Student Conduct" (see Appendix A) by checking "I contest the complaint listed above. I understand that the Graduate Judicial Board will hear my case."

2. This is not a first violation.

The case will be forwarded to the Graduate Judicial Board and the procedure outlined in the university's Graduate Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures will be followed.