Academic Integrity Code violations may be resolved by consent between the student and the faculty member without resort to the formal process (the Academic Integrity Board).
Detailed Instructions for the Informal Resolution Process:
If the Office of Student Conduct has informed the faculty member that they may resolve the alleged violation through the faculty/student resolution, the faculty member will need to complete the following steps:
1) Conduct a meeting with the student
This meeting is an opportunity for the faculty member to explain their reasoning for believing there has been an alleged violation of the Academic Integrity Code. During the meeting, the student will have the opportunity to express and determine their own level of responsibility. This meeting will help determine if there is an intentional violation of the code, if there may have been a violation, or if there is no longer an alleged violation.
Remember, mediation is always an option and provides an opportunity for open dialogue between the student and the faculty member with the Office of Student Conduct as a neutral third party to discuss the academic integrity allegation(s) and determine next steps.
2) Determine whether an alleged violation of the code may have occurred, or a violation intentionally occurred
If an alleged violation may have occurred, a faculty member can provide the student with an opportunity to repeat the assignment. Please utilize the Proposed Imposition of Sanction Form 2016 form as a means of resolution.
- Requiring the student to repeat the assignment if agreed upon by both student and faculty member.
- The signed form remains with the faculty member with a copy provided to the student.
- This resolution does not become a part of the student's educational record.
If a faculty member believes a violation intentionally occurred, they can recommend a variety of sanctions. Please utilize the Proposed Imposition of Sanction for Academic Integrity Violation form as a means of resolution.
- Administering an outcome that results in any sanction(s) must be agreed upon by both student and faculty member.
- The original signed form must be provided to the Office of Student Conduct, and a copy kept by both faculty member and student.
- This resolution does not become a part of the student's educational record, but instead is used as an internal document and maintained in the Office of Student Conduct.
3) Utilize one of the above mentioned forms to finalize the faculty/student resolution process. By providing the student with this form, there is an opportunity for the student to address the allegations and the recommended sanction(s), while ensuring due process and providing the rights of the alleged student(s).
4) When presented with one of these two forms, the student has two options:
- The student can accept responsibility. If the student accepts responsibility, they will sign the form. Once the faculty member and the student have signed the form, a copy is provided to the student, the faculty member and the original is sent to the Office of Student Conduct (Suite 320, Plemmons Student Union).
- The student cannot accept responsibility. If the student does not accept responsibility, the faculty member must first inform the student and the Office of Student Conduct. The alleged violation(s) will be resolved via the Formal Resolution Process (Academic Integrity Board). Second, the faculty member must send over the unsigned form, the course syllabus and any supporting documentation of the alleged violation. Further instruction for both the student and the faculty member will be communicated from the Office of Student Conduct.
5) If an alleged violation(s) occurs toward the end of the semester and is not resolved before grades are due, the Office of Student Conduct highly encourages faculty members to provide the student with an incomplete. This allows time for a resolution to occur, and a true grade to be provided to the student.