When a student has a case of academic dishonesty at UB, two things happen:
The student receives a sanction from the instructor.
A student record with the Office of Academic Integrity is created. This is a confidential record between the student and the Office and is not shared beyond UB without the student’s permission. It is NOT on the student’s transcript or any other public record. The only exceptions to this are when a student receives the penalty of failure with transcript notation (for serious or repeat offenses) or is suspended or expelled from the university for academic dishonesty.
Undergraduate students with one non-egregious offense can choose to clear their record with the Office of Academic Integrity by successfully completing the Remediation assignment. This is an optional process only available to first-time offenders.
Clearing the record with the Office of Academic Integrity means that if a student signs a waiver for someone to access their academic records, nothing related to the dishonesty case would be reported.
Exceptions: Please note that certain professions (e.g., medicine, law, government) require students to report all past dishonesty cases, even if they have been cleared from your record.
Remediation is an option for students looking to learn from their experience and put closure on the case. In that sense, it will not only help you process your experience, but it will give you a new perspective on academic integrity. Exploring the ethical issues surrounding your case will be beneficial when you construct your medical or law school application. Graduate schools care that you have learned from your experience, and the remediation course affords this opportunity.
Contact the Office of Academic Integrity for guidance.