What happens after submitting an appeal
What happens once an appeal notice is submitted?
Once your appeal notice and supporting documents are received, the Governance & Legal Office will convene a Discipline Appeals Committee.
A Discipline Appeals Committee consists of:
- The Chair or Deputy Chair of Academic Senate (as Chair of the Committee)
- a Head of School
- a Vice-President of the Tasmania University Union or nominee
None of the Committee members will have any previous involvement in, or knowledge of, your matter. The Committee will be from a different School and where possible, a different Faculty to you.
The Committee will meet to consider your appeal notice and decide whether or not you have provided sufficient grounds to hear an appeal.
If the Committee feels you have provided sufficient grounds it will hear an appeal. Governance & Legal will contact you to arrange a time for the appeal meeting. The meeting will follow a similar format to that of an Academic Misconduct Committee meeting. For more details See What happens at an Academic Misconduct Committee meeting?
The Committee must either dismiss the appeal or uphold it, and can confirm, vary or set aside any penalty imposed.
If the Committee feels there are not sufficient grounds to hear an appeal they must not hear one.
You will be advised in writing of the outcome of any meetings.
The decision of the Discipline Appeals Committee is final and is the last avenue of appeal available to you within the University's processes.