Center for Teaching & Learning

UC Santa Cruz

Dealing with Difficult Teaching Situations


Academic Integrity

Policies and Procedures

Academic dishonesty diminishes the university as an institution and all members of the university community. This site links to a statement of university policy and information on disciplinary procedures. Faculty will find information and forms for reporting incidents by selecting the links for undergraduate or graduate students.




Council of Writing Program Administrators' Statement on Plagiarism, emphasizing prevention and student education about plagiarism:


The Teaching Company provides a list of links to sites that sell ready-made papers, including essays, research or term papers, and book reviews. The links are followed by strategies for addressing plagiarism.



Student Understanding of Academic Integrity

Sample Syllabi Language on Academic Integrity

Faculty, the Division of Undergraduate Education seeks your help in educating students on their responsibilities regarding Academic Integrity. Read examples of statements for your syllabi and feel free to adjust to your needs.


Distressed and Distressing Students

Working with Distressed and Distressing Students

The Student Affairs Division has created a resource folder with information related to dealing with students who are in distress or who exhibit distressing behavior in the faculty members' presence, or for dealing with like information coming from other faculty or TA's.



Addressing Disruptive Students in the Classroom

From time to time instructors have a truly disruptive student in the classroom, making it difficult or impossible for teaching and learning to take place. The Student Affairs Division provides this set of guidelines to assist instructors in dealing with these situations from a student discipline perspective.



Working with the Emotionally Distressed Student

These materials are designed to assist faculty and staff in identifying and intervening with students who are in distress. They were developed through the combined efforts of counseling centers comprising the Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education.



UC Sex Offense Policy

This site features an overview of UCSC sex offense policies and procedures as well as information about confidentiality, due process, and Title IX/SHO records.



Student Judicial Affairs