The Appeals Process
Either the student or the faculty member may
appeal the result of the formal hearing. An appeal must be made
within five business days after the decision is rendered. Appeals
must be in writing through e-mail, local mail or personal delivery.
There are two levels of the appeals process. The All University
Judicial Board is the first level and the Provost is the second and
final level of appeal. At each level, an appealed case merits being
heard based on the following conditions.
A. An excessive sanction when compared with
previous sanctions for similar violations under similar
B. The discovery of significant new
information relevant to the case.
C. Procedural error regarding the student's
rights involving error in the administration of judicial procedures
by the faculty, Department Chair or Judicial Coordinator. (before we
had office of judicial affairs)
The appeals process is not for retrying
or rehearing a case. Decisions made during the appeals process can
result in one of the following.
A. The sanction being altered based on a
finding that the sanction is not consistent with past practice.
B. A new hearing being granted based on new
C. A new hearing being granted because the
Protocol for Adjudicating Alleged Violations of Academic Honesty was
not applied appropriately.
No grade penalty should be assigned by the
faculty member until the judicial process determines that an act of
academic dishonesty has occurred. If the charges cannot be resolved
prior to the end of the current semester, a grade of 'I' should be
assigned pending the outcome of the hearing. The 'I' will remain on
the student's transcript until the charges are resolved. If the
charges are still not resolved before the time frame for the 'I'
expires, the faculty member will request from the Registrar's Office
an extension of the grade of 'I'. The faculty member and the
Department Chair will be notified of the outcome of the disciplinary
case in order to assign a grade for the course. If the student is
found not to be in violation of the Academic Honesty Policy, neither
the faculty member nor any other member of the University community
may take any other action against the student.
*Specific sanctions in syllabus are not
subject to appeal