THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Article V. Academic Integrity
Section A. Academic Integrity Conference
- After the faculty member has gathered evidence of a possible violation, they shall notify the student within 48 hours in writing, via University email, of the allegations and invite the student to participate in an academic integrity conference. The faculty member and student may hold the conference without written notification. The academic integrity conference shall occur within five (5) University working days of the written notification to the student.
(a) The academic integrity conference is the first step in this process, and serves to provide the student with the opportunity to discuss the allegations made by the faculty member. During this meeting, the student should have the opportunity to address the allegations, and to review all relevant information and documentation to the allegations.
(b) In situations where the course is taught primarily online and/or where the student is unable to be physically present for the academic integrity conference, the meeting may be conducted via email, phone, or Skype, as appropriate. The faculty member may consult with the Judicial Chair of the Academic Grievance Subcommittee or the Office of Student Conduct for direction in such situations.
- If, after meeting with the student, the faculty member determines that no violation of the academic integrity policy occurred and/or the student is not responsible for a violation of the academic integrity policy, the faculty member can dismiss the charges by not filing the Academic Integrity Form.
- If the faculty member concludes that the student is responsible for a violation of the academic integrity policy, the faculty member shall select an appropriate sanction, as outlined in ARTICLE V. 3. of this document, and will complete the Academic Integrity Form. While the student may sign the form immediately, they have up to five (5) University working days to do so. The student has the option to accept the charge but contest the sanction, or they can agree to both the charge and sanction.
(a) If the student signs the Academic Integrity Form, acknowledging responsibility for the alleged violation and accepting the sanction, the decision is final and there is no appeal process.
(b) The student will return the form to the faculty member. The faculty member will sign the form, and will submit copies of any documentation or statements with the Academic Integrity Form.
(c) The faculty member will forward the form to the departmental chairperson for their signature, acknowledging the case has been brought to their attention. The chairperson has the option to submit a written statement to be included with the Academic Integrity Form.
(d) The chairperson will then forward the form and all documents to the dean for their signature, acknowledging the case has been brought to their attention. The dean has the option to submit a written statement to be included with the Academic Integrity Form.
(e) The dean will then forward the form and all documents to the Office of Student Conduct to be placed in the student’s file.
(f) The dean of the College of Graduate Studies will be notified and provided a copy of the form and all documents for cases involving graduate students.
- No further action is required unless the recommended sanction includes program removal, suspension, or expulsion. In cases where one of these sanctions is recommended, the case will be forwarded to the Judicial Chair of the Academic Grievance Committee for review.
Article I. Rights and Responsibilities
Article IV. Student Conduct Procedures
Section A. General
Section B. Student Conduct Conference
Section C. Student Conduct Board Hearing
Section D. Hearing Procedures
Section E. Student Rights and Responsibilities
Section F. Reasonable Accommodations for Student with Disabilities
Section G. Sanctions
Section H. Interim Measures
Section I. Appeals
Section J. Conduct Procedures for University Housing
Section K. Student Conduct Record
Section L. Special Procedures
Section A. Academic Integrity Conference
Section B. Failure to Appear, Respond, or Sign
Section C. Academic Grievance Committee Referrals
Section D. Academic Grievance Subcommittee Membership
Section E. Academic Grievance Committee Hearing Procedures
Section F. Rights of Hearing Participants
Section G. Deliberation and Findings
Section H. Appeals
Section I. Sanctions
Section J. Role of the Student Conduct Administrator
Article VI. Ohio Revised Code Section 3345.22: “1219” Hearing Process
Section A. Background: Disruptive Behavior and the
Section B. Definition of a Crime of Violence
Section C. Jurisdiction of the “1219” Hearing
Section D. “1219” Hearing Process
Section E. Burden of Proof