Resources for Faculty

Academic Dishonesty Sanction Guidelines (PDF)

Academic Integrity Decision Letter Template (PDF)

If you cannot access these forms, please contact our office for a paper copy.


Promoting Academic Integrity

Provides resources and tips for improving academic integrity in the classroom.  This page includes sample syllabi, strategies when providing tests and assigning homework, and methods for finding cheating behavior. More information about academic integrity in the online environment can be found here.

How to Report Academic Misconduct

Provides instructions on how to address and report issues of academic misconduct in the classroom. This page includes a link to the appropriate paperwork, including Academic Integrity Facilitation Guide.

Classroom Presentations

We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with faculty by offering in class or online presentations on a variety of Student Life related topics.

Academic Integrity

General Conduct

Bystander Intervention

Health and Wellness

Service and Volunteerism

Diversity and Inclusion

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Reporting Relationship Violence, Sexual Misconduct, or Stalking

Did a student disclose to you that they experienced harassment, relationship violence, sexual misconduct, or stalking?

You may have an obligation to report that behavior to the university, even if the student asks you not to. There’s no need for you to investigate, decide what happened, or arrive at any conclusions — simply report. If you are a Responsible Employee, reporting to UMaine’s Title IX Coordinator is required.

Reporting Concerning, Worrisome, or Threatening Behavior

Students who are in crisis or who are exhibiting concerning or worrisome behaviors often need additional attention in order to ensure they are safe, the community is safe, and that they continue to be successful while at UMaine.  The Office of Community Standards works closely with other campus partners to help identify and support these students.

Click here to access the University of Maine’s Counseling Center Website

If you think an immediate emergency situation exists, contact 911 or Campus Police at 207-581-4040 and report the behavior you have observed.

Managing Classroom Disruptions

While some classroom disruptions can be signs of a student in distress, many are simply acts of ignorance or disrespect that do not indicate a higher level of concern. Please visit the university’s Counseling Center website for a helpful guide on managing classroom disruptions, including differentiating between classroom disruptions from concerning behaviors.

Maintaining Student Confidentiality

It is important that you become familiar with UMaine’s policies regarding the release of student educational records.  Educational records include everything from student grades and assignments to emails regarding the student.

Additional Services

Consultation Referrals Research
We are available to consult on individual cases, before a faculty member decides whether to pursue charges. We are also available to consult in the creation of departmental and college policies in the area of academic misconduct. When appropriate, we can provide a number of referral services within the university Community. Faculty or staff who are unsure who to talk to about a particular issues are encouraged to discuss the matter with someone from our office. We will do our best to direct you to the appropriate office and act as an advocate to your needs. We have a limited ability to generate reports comparing certain variables related to student conduct. Contact us to discuss disclosure of this data and collaboration.