A student found responsible by their instructor for act(s) of academic misconduct
may seek a review by the Chair of the Department. A request for such a review must
be submitted (in writing) within five (5) business days of receipt of notice of the
instructor’s decision. During this review, the student and instructor will present
information to support their case. After reviewing the material presented by the instructor
and the student, the Chair may:
(a) Uphold the action taken by the instructor, or
(b) Modify the action taken by the instructor.
Following this review, the student may request an appeal of the decision of the Department
Chair by submitting a letter of appeal (in writing) to the Academic Integrity Committee
within five (5) business days of the Department Chair’s review meeting. The Office
of Student Conduct will then schedule an appeal hearing before the Academic Integrity
In cases where the faculty member has deferred disciplinary action to the Academic
Integrity Committee, a student may appeal the original jurisdiction decision of the
Academic Integrity Committee by submitting a letter of appeal (in writing) to the
University Committee on Student Conduct within five (5) business days of being notified
of the Academic Integrity Committee’s decision. The Office of Student Conduct will
then schedule an appeal hearing before the University Committee on Student Conduct.
A student may appeal a grade assignment for course work not associated with a finding
of academic misconduct (as distinct from a student disciplinary sanction) through
the appropriate University grade appeal procedures.