Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

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An academic integrity hearing will be held if the student does not admit to the offense or disagrees with the sanction assessed or prefers not to enter into the <a title=”Faculty-Student Conference” href=””>Faculty-Student Joint Conference</a>.
<li>A request for the hearing shall be made by the faculty member or student to the Coordinator on the “Academic Integrity Faculty-Student Agreement” form.</li>
<li>The coordinator shall send to the accused student within five (5) business days after the charge is received a charge letter indicating the charges and requesting that the student schedule a pre-hearing conference to discuss the charge, the student’s rights and provide information concerning scheduling.</li>
<li>The coordinator shall proceed to select a hearing panel as described under this policy, and except as otherwise directed under the Academic Integrity Policy, shall convene and conduct that panel in a hearing under the terms described in the Student Code of Conduct.</li>
Cases occurring during summer sessions, for which a hearing is requested, present special problems due to the brief term and the limited availability of hearing committee members. Such hearings shall be conducted, when necessary, through ad hoc committees appointed by the Coordinator of Academic Integrity. Regularly enrolled UNCG students attending the summer session may elect to have their cases heard by such committee or postpone the hearing until the beginning of the regular session when the normal hearing process is available. Such carryovers of hearings may also be utilized for students, other than seniors nearing graduation, who request hearings at periods when there is not sufficient time remaining in the regular academic year to arrange for the hearing process.

The authority of the hearing panel is limited to the work and/or course in which the violation has occurred and to a finding of “responsible” or “not responsible.” The panel will recommend a sanction to the faculty member, but he/she retains final discretion in assigning the sanction if the student is found “responsible,” unless the student alleges and proves that the faculty member’s decision was based upon personal malice or illegal motive.

All decisions before academic integrity hearing panels must be decided according to whether it is “more likely than not” (preponderance of evidence) that the alleged violations have occurred. In finding responsibility under this standard of proof, a panelist must be convinced, based upon information presented in the course of the hearing, that the conduct described is more likely than not to have occurred.
<h3 id=”aiAppeal”>Appeal</h3>
Any appeal from the decision of the hearing panel will be directed in the manner prescribed by the Student Code of Conduct.