appeal process + expulsion proceedings

Appeal Process

1. Where appropriate, a student may appeal a finding of academic dishonesty to the dean of the college in which the course is offered within seven (7) class days. The appeal shall be in writing.

2. An appeal shall be limited to the review of the following:

a. To determine whether the student received fundamental fairness in the investigative and decision-making process.
b. To determine whether the facts in the case were sufficient to establish that a violation of the Academic Honor Code occurred.
c. To consider relevant and material new evidence.

3. A student cannot appeal the sanction(s) for academic dishonesty.

 

Expulsion Process

    1. Expulsion proceedings will be initiated by the dean of students for students found in second violation of the Academic Honor Code. The student will be contacted by the Office of the Dean of Students for a meeting to explain proceedings of expulsion.

2. Students being expelled will receive written notification from the dean of students indicating the sanction of expulsion and the process for appeal.

3. The sanction of expulsion may be appealed by the accused student to the provost within seven (7) school days of the decision. Such appeals shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the dean of students or designee.

4. Except as required to explain the basis of new information, an appeal shall be limited to a review of the documents and notes of the department chair or dean of the college and the submission of information by the accused student and supporting documents for one or more of the following purposes:

a. To determine whether the student received fundamental fairness in the investigative and decision-making processes.
b. To determine whether the facts in the case were sufficient to establish that a violation of the Academic Honor Code occurred in both cases.
c. To consider relevant and material new evidence.

5. Following the appeal, the provost shall advise the accused student in writing of the determination of the appeal, and of the sanctions imposed, if any. A copy of the notification will be retained in the student's academic record and the student's disciplinary record.