The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts policy on cheating is:
- Students are expected to be honest in all aspects of their academic work.
- Academic judgments about a student's work (including questions of cheating) are the responsibility of the instructor. (Normally disagreements are resolved by means of a conference between the student and the instructor.)
- When a student has been judged by the instructor to have cheated the student may be given a grade of an F on that assignment by the instructor and if the work in question is the final examination or some large proportion of the work for the course, the F may be given for the whole course.
- If the student disputes the instructor's finding of academic dishonesty, the matter shall be referred to the UNL Judicial Officer as required by the UNL policy on Academic Dishonesty.
- Appeals rights of the student
- The instructor must inform a student of the right of appeal at the time the student is accused of cheating.
- If a student feels he or she is treated unjustly, the student may take the case to his or her department or school's Grading Appeals Committee.
- The student may appeal the departmental committee's decision to the College Grading Appeals Committee if he or she is not satisfied.