Plemmons Student Union
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ASU Box 32084
Boone, NC 28608-2084
Phone: (828) 262-2704
Fax: (828) 262-4997
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Academic Integrity - VI. Administration of the Code
Alleged Academic Integrity Code violations must be reported to the Office of Student Conduct if the faculty member proposes that a sanction, as defined in Section VIII, be imposed on the student. The Director of Student Conduct will explain all available options to the faculty member and student involved in the alleged violation. Cases in which the faculty member proposes to take no action beyond requiring the student to repeat the assignment may be resolved informally between the faculty member and the student without being brought before the Office of Student Conduct or the Academic Integrity Board (AIB). In such cases, however, the faculty member must utilize the form entitled Proposed Requirement That You Repeat Assignment; Notification of Fundamental Fairness Rights. This requires the student to affirm in writing that he/she is aware of his/her option to refer the issue to Student Conduct but chooses the opportunity to repeat the assignment instead. The faculty member should provide one copy of this written statement to the student and retain the original in the faculty members files.
A student that has an alleged violation of the Academic Integrity Code is prohibited from withdrawing from the course. Should a student withdraw from the class prior to the accusation and/or resolution, the mark of "w" will be considered temporary pending the final resolution of the case. If a student is found responsible for an Academic Integrity violation and receives a lower or failing grade in a course for violating the Academic Integrity Code that course cannot be retroactively dropped.
1. Resolution by Consent Without Resort to Academic Integrity Code Formal Processes
Academic Integrity Code violations may be resolved by consent between the student and the faculty member without resort to the formal processes of the Academic Integrity Code, pursuant to this Section VI.A.1., or such violations must be reported to the Office of Student Conduct as provided in Section VI.A.2, below. If the faculty member proposes to resolve the violation by consent by imposing one of the sanctions specified in Section VIII.A., the faculty member must do so utilizing the form entitled Notification of Proposed Imposition of Sanction for Academic Integrity Violation; Notification of Fundmental Fairness Rights (Notification). A faculty member may not impose sanctions to resolve a violation by consent pursuant to this Section VI.A.1 without utilizing the Notification form. If the student decides to resolve the violation pursuant to this Section VI.A.1, the student must sign the form, and the faculty member must make a copy of the form for the student and retain the original for at least five years. A copy is also to be transmitted to the Office of Student Conduct and kept on file there for at least five years.
2. Reporting Violations
Academic Integrity Code violations not resolved by consent pursuant to this Section VI.A.1., must be reported to the Office of Student Conduct if the faculty member proposes that one or more sanctions (as described in Section VIII) be imposed. The Director of Student Conduct will explain all available options to the faculty member and student involved in the alleged violation.
B. Review Officer
The Director of Student Conduct serves as the review officer or, as may be necessary, appoints a member of the AIB to act in this capacity. An AIB member serving as a review officer in a given case may not vote in a hearing on it. The responsibilities of the review officer include:
Investigating all reported incidents of academic dishonesty.
Advising the parties involved in hearings.
Handling all outside correspondence.
Conducting and reporting on all faculty/student resolution processes.
Preparing written statements for the hearing process.
Forwarding all appeals to the Provost or his or her designee for a decision.
C. Faculty/Student Resolution Process
All first time offenses may be handled in the faculty/student resolution process. Written notice of the resolution process must be mailed to the faculty member and the student involved at least seven (7) business days in advance of a resolution process meeting. The review officer facilitates and records the meetings outcome. The faculty member and the accused student must agree upon one of the sanctions to decide the case in this phase or determine that there was not an intentional violation of the Academic Integrity Code. If agreement is reached, the faculty member, student, and hearing officer sign a standard form stating the terms of the resolution. A copy of the resolution form is retained in the Office of Student Conduct until the student leaves the University. If the faculty member and student do not agree upon a resolution, the case is referred to the AIB for a hearing. All decisions agreed to in the resolution phase are final and cannot be appealed. Either the faculty member or student may waive their right to the resolution process. If a faculty member or student does not wish to participate in the resolution process, the case is referred to the AIB for a hearing. Faculty members may re-enter the process during the hearing as a complainant or witness.
Proceedings under the Academic Integrity Code shall be consistent with the provisions of the AIB by-laws. First offenses may be resolved between the student and the faculty member; a record is then maintained in the Office of Student Conduct. All second offenses are decided through an AIB hearing. The Chairperson of the AIB presides over the hearing. Seven AIB members constitute a quorum. The AIBs final decision is made by a majority vote. The rules governing AIB hearings include:
Notification of the hearing date and the specific charges of academic dishonesty, including an outline of the information to be introduced, are mailed to the accused student at least five (5) academic days, including final examination days, in advance.
The burden of proof is on the faculty member and/or student bringing forth the charges. The Office of Student Conduct provides administrative support for faculty and students bringing forth charges of academic dishonesty. The Office of Student Conduct also provides information about the process for the accused student.
Formal rules of evidence are not applicable. The AIB Chairperson must give attention to the rules of confidentiality and privilege.
Students and faculty are allowed one (1) advisor. Advisors may speak to the student or faculty member, but may not speak for the student or faculty member.
The accused student and the Academic Integrity Board are permitted to question the complainant and all witnesses.
AIB hearings and deliberations are closed to the public.
All hearings are recorded and may be transcribed when necessary. Recordings of hearings remain the exclusive property of the University. Students must review recordings in the presence of Student Conduct personnel.
Witnesses are excluded from the hearing during the testimony of other witnesses. All witnesses are excluded from AIB deliberations.
The AIB finds in-violation or not in-violation of the Academic Integrity Code on the basis of the preponderance of evidence.
If the AIB finds the student in-violation, the Office of Student Conduct retains a record of the finding and sanction for a minimum of five (5) years.