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W. FRANK BARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

10/18/2010

Barton School of Business
Procedures for Appeals in Cases Related to Student Academic Dishonesty

In cases where an instructor accuses a student of academic misconduct, and the student wishes to appeal either the existence of academic misconduct or the penalties imposed by the instructor, the appeal shall follow the steps below.

The student shall write a brief summary of their appeal, and deliver the summary to the Barton School Dean's Office, room 100 Clinton Hall.

The Dean shall forward the summary to the chairperson of the instructor involved. The chairperson shall investigate the matter, and provide a report to the Dean within fifteen class days; if a chairperson is the instructor involved, the Dean shall appoint an alternative investigator. The report shall include recommendations to the Dean regarding the instructor's determination of academic misconduct and the penalties imposed by the instructor.

The Dean shall determine within ten class days whether to support or modify the instructor's determination of academic misconduct and the penalties imposed by the instructor. The Dean shall notify the student, the instructor, and the chairperson of the Dean's decision. The Dean shall also notify the Vice President for Campus Life and University Relations, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, and the Dean of the student's college (if different).

If the Dean and/or the Vice President for Campus Life and University Relations determines that additional penalties beyond those imposed by the instructor are appropriate, the Vice President for Campus Life and University Relations shall implement disciplinary procedures as set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.