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Procedure for Violation
At the point of discovery, the instructor shall inform the student of the alleged violation of academic integrity and
hear his/her explanation of the circumstances. If the instructor determines there is no violation, the case is
dropped. If the instructor decides the violation is unintentional or minor then the instructor may decide to require
the student to rewrite the paper in question, take a modified exam, or take some similar action. If, in the judgment
of the instructor, the alleged violation is deemed to be serious and intentional, the instructor will follow the
procedure outlined below:
Before imposing a penalty for a violation, the instructor shall consult with his/her immediate supervisor
and together they will agree on a penalty. The instructor shall then make a written report outlining the
incident and the recommended penalty. A copy of this report shall be given to the supervisor, the head of
the department and the dean of the school or college in which the course is offered, the Office of the
Provost, the student, and the student’s advisor. The instructor shall inform the student, in writing, of the
right to appeal the charge of violating academic integrity and of the penalty assessed.
From the point of discovery, and within 10 working days, the instructor shall complete the process
The Office of the Provost shall maintain files of all violations of academic integrity.
The student has the right to appeal the charge of violating academic integrity and/or the penalty assessed
in accordance with the following appeals process.
Procedure for Appeal
A student appealing a charge of academic integrity violation and/or a penalty must deliver a letter to the chair of
the Grade Appeal and Academic Misconduct Committee, specifying the basis for the appeal, within 10 working
days after receiving the instructor’s written report.
The chair of the committee will schedule a meeting of the committee as soon as practical after receipt of the letter
of appeal, preferably within 10 working days. The chair will notify the student and the instructor of the meeting
date and time.
Copies of the instructor’s report and the student’s letter of appeal will be provided to all members of the
committee at least two working days before the day of the meeting.
The committee will review the materials submitted by both the student and the instructor before the formal
meeting and convene at a time convenient for all involved for the purpose of hearing the two individuals present
their cases. The committee will then convene in an executive session to reach a decision in the matter. The chair of
the committee will inform, in writing, the student, the student’s advisor, the instructor, the instructor’s immediate
supervisor, the head of the department and the dean of the school or college in which the course is offered, and
the Office of the Provost of the decision.
If the appeal is denied, then the charge and penalty is upheld. If an appeal of a charge of violating academic
integrity is upheld, the case is dismissed. If an appeal of a penalty is upheld, then the committee will determine an
appropriate penalty. The ruling of the committee is final.
Action, or failure to take action, by an instructor or the Appeals Committee does not preclude disciplinary action by
the university when appropriate.