Academic Misconduct

Teaching Assistants are responsible for observing UWM guidelines on reporting and assessing academic misconduct, including cheating and plagiarism. Cases of academic misconduct are governed by Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter UWS 14, which specifies procedures for investigating possible cases of misconduct. If a Teaching Assistant suspects a student has committed academic misconduct, they should first consult the instructor of record in the course for guidance. If the Teaching Assistant is the instructor of record, they should consult their supervisor, such as the Graduate Program Representative for the program or the department chair.

For suspected cases of academic misconduct by undergraduates, teaching assistants or their supervisors should contact the Dean of Students at, and the Investigating Officer for the student’s school or college. For more information, see the Dean of Students’ website on Instructor Academic Misconduct Process.