THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Article V. Academic Integrity
Section E. Academic Grievance Committee Hearing Procedures
- In cases where the student failed to respond to a request from the faculty member for an academic integrity conference, cases where the student failed to return the signed Academic Integrity Form to the faculty member within the given timeframe, cases wherein the student disputes the charges or sanctions, or in cases when the faculty member recommends program removal, suspension, or expulsion, a hearing by the Academic Grievance Committee is initiated.
- Within five (5) University working days of receiving the Academic Integrity Form and any supporting documentation or evidence from the faculty member, the Judicial Chair shall contact the student involved and request a statement and any documentation or evidence they would like to have considered in the hearing. The student will have five (5) University working days to submit these items to the Judicial Chair.
- Within two (2) University working days of receiving the statement and evidence, the Judicial Chair shall distribute copies of the Academic Integrity Form and any documentation or evidence produced by the student and faculty member to the Academic Grievance Committee members, the student, faculty member, department chairperson, and appropriate dean. The Academic Integrity Form, course syllabus (submitted by the faculty member, student, or both), and any documentation or evidence produced by the student, faculty member, chairperson, or dean compose the Academic Integrity Packet.
- A date, time, and location for the Academic Grievance Committee hearing will be established by the Judicial Chair. Academic Grievance Committee members shall have a minimum of three (3) University working days to review all written materials in the Academic Integrity Packet. The hearing notice shall be sent to the parties directly involved in the grievance procedure, excluding advisors and witnesses. The parties directly involved include:
(a) Faculty/Student: The party who files the Academic Integrity Form and the party who is alleged to have violated the academic integrity policy. If either party cannot or refuses to attend the hearing, they may provide written statements to be submitted for evidence. Faculty members are permitted to have a substitute who will exercise all the rights and responsibilities of the absent faculty member.
(b) Department Chairperson: The chairperson of the department in which the faculty member resides. The chairperson’s attendance is optional. If the chairperson is in attendance, they will be brought in to speak to the hearing panel after the presentation of information by the faculty member and student, and without the faculty member or student present. The chairperson’s role in the hearing is to provide information on any knowledge they have of the case, as well as to provide insight into and clarify any questions regarding the particular culture of the department or expectations of students in the department.
(c) Dean: The dean of the college in which the faculty member’s department is housed. The dean’s attendance is optional. If the dean is in attendance, they will be brought in to speak to the hearing panel after the presentation of information by the faculty member and student, and without the faculty member or student present. The dean’s role in the hearing is to provide information on any knowledge they have of the case, as well as to provide insight into and clarify any questions regarding the particular culture of the department or expectations of students in the department.
(d) Academic Grievance Committee hearing panel members: Derived from the membership of the Student Academic Grievance Committee of the Academic Senate. At minimum each hearing panel consists of three (3) faculty members, three (3) students, and the Judicial Chair. In hearings involving allegations against a graduate student, the graduate college representatives shall be included as members of the hearing panel. The hearing panel conducts the hearing and renders a decision..
i. No member of a hearing panel will hear a case directly involving themselves
(e) Advisors: The student and the faculty member may each avail themselves of the services of an advisor throughout the process. An advisor may be drawn from within or outside the University community. Advisors may not present testimony or speak on behalf of the party whom they are advising. They are permitted, however, to give notes or whisper instructions/advice to the party whom they are advising. The advisor for the faculty member or student may not be the chairperson or dean for the college in which the faculty member or student is housed. In situations where a graduate assistant is considered the instructor of record and is the party who submitted the Academic Integrity Form, the chairperson may serve as an advisor to the graduate assistant and is permitted to stay throughout the hearing.
i. In cases where the student is a dually enrolled high school and YSU student (through Youngstown Early College or the College Credit Plus program) the student may have both a parent and a secondary advisor present for the hearing.
(f) Witness(es): Witnesses who have something to add to the hearing either in support of the faculty member or student are permitted. While the number of witnesses is not limited, the number that present repetitive testimony may be limited at the discretion of the Judicial Chair.
- If the student or faculty member is unable to be physically present for the hearing, then both the faculty member and student will be made available for the hearing through the same electronic means in order to provide equal treatment to all parties. This may include either teleconference or Skype, as deemed appropriate by the Judicial Chair.
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