Academic misconduct allegations
What happens if I am accused of academic misconduct?
Suspected academic misconduct is reported to your Head of School.*
- The Head of School will write you a letter (called an allegation letter).
- The letter will tell you what the suspected academic misconduct is (called an allegation).
- You will get sent a copy of any documents that support the allegation and a copy of Ordinance 9 - Student Discipline with the allegation letter.
- The allegation letter will give you the details of who to contact to arrange a meeting with the Head of School. (This meeting can be in person or by telephone).
- You can also provide a written statement to the Head of School. (You may do this even if you are attending the meeting if you want.)
- You can take a support person with you to the meeting (this can be anyone except a lawyer).
- In the meeting you will hear the case against you.
- You will have an opportunity to dispute the allegation or to present your side of things. For more information on the meeting See Meeting with the Head of School.
- The Ordinance sets out the timeframes for academic misconduct procedures - See the Timeframes page
*[Or a Director of a National Centre of the Australian Maritime College, or if a research higher degree candidate, the Dean of Graduate Research. All references to Head of School will mean the appropriate person.]
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