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Teresa e Alexandre Soares dos Santos
Any instance of cheating diminishes the NOVA brand and is a violation of other students right to fairness and justice. Instances of cheating include:
When there is any suspicion of cheating in any form, the instructor will refer the student(s) to the Director of Masters Studies. The Director will gather the facts and, if their seriousness is confirmed, refer the matter to the Masters Pedagogical Council (MPC). The MPC will hear the facts and confront the student(s), less than 10 days after the event. The Council will decide on an immediate punishment, under the Director’s suggestion. The minimum sanction will be the failure in the course, and maximum sanction will be expulsion from the program. The MPC will also discuss if there are attenuating circumstances that thwart the case from being referred to the “Disciplinary Council” of the University. If the MPC fails to agree on such circumstances, the case will be automatically referred to the Disciplinary Council. In case of repeated transgressions, confirmed by the MPC, the sanction should be strongly incremental.