Ogden, UT — Officials said a Weber State University math instructor has violated NCAA ethical conduct rules after completing coursework for five university football players.
According to KSTU, A Division I Committee on Infractions panel reported student-athletes said they received hints about the proper approach, formulas or help with quiz and test answers.
The panel determined the school isn’t at fault because the compliance system found the violations and the school took action when notified.
According to the official report, the math instructor admitted that during the spring 2013 semester five student-athletes gave her their usernames and passwords.
The report states she then used that information to log on to their online math courses to complete tests, quizzes and exams.
At the end of the semester, an adjunct instructor in one of the math classes noticed a student-athlete completed six quizzes and a final exam in less than one hour, an uncharacteristic pattern for that student.
That concern led to a review of the developmental math program which showed the instructor helped other student-athletes.
Officials said Weber State charged the five student-athletes with academic dishonesty and issued them failing grades for the course.
Penalties and corrective measures include:
– Public reprimand and censure
– Three years of probation from November 19, 2014 through November 18, 2017
– A fine of $5,000 plus two percent of the school’s football program operating budget
– A reduction of 9 football equivalency scholarships
– A five-year show-cause order for the math instructor. During that period, if the instructor works for a member school and has responsibilities in its athletics department, the school must appear before a committee panel.