Appealing a Penalty

Disagreeing with an academic misconduct or penalty

If you do not agree to the academic misconduct and/or resolution you've received, you may indicate this at your resolution meeting with the department head, and on the Notice of Disciplinary Action form. Refer to the Student Academic Misconduct Policy (70) for the full details. Below is the process for appealing an academic misconduct decision:

1

Indicate you disagree

If you do not agree to the academic misconduct and/or resolution you've received, communicate this at your resolution meeting to the department head, and indicate this on the Notice of Disciplinary Action form.

2

Attend a hearing

The dean or designate responsible for the subject area will contact you to schedule a hearing. You have an opportunity to respond to the evidence presented at the hearing by the complainant (typically the instructor) and the department head.

3

Receive the outcome

After reviewing the evidence in support of the complainant and your response, the dean determines if the complaint is valid and where applicable determines the penalty imposed. You will receive the outcome in writing from the dean or designate. The Office of the Registrar retains a copy of the decision.

Requesting an appeal

After you have received the decision of the dean or designate, you have the right to request an appeal of the validity of the complaint and/or the penalty within 14 UFV business days of receiving the decision. To learn next steps, contact the appeals assistant in the Office of the Registrar. The process is outlined in point 7 of the Academic Misconduct policy (70).

Note: Where there is a perceived difference between the meaning or intent of the steps found on our website and the Academic Misconduct Policy, the wording of the Academic Misconduct policy will apply.

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