What happens after the meeting
What happens after the meeting?
The Head of School will consider all the evidence before them (documents from you and the evidence supporting the allegation) and the information you provided at the interview.
The Head of School will decide whether or not you have committed academic misconduct.
If the Head of School thinks you have committed academic misconduct they will consider a penalty. To do this, the Head of School will consult Governance & Legal to see if you have committed any academic misconduct before.
The Head of School will consider the extent of the academic misconduct and previous penalties imposed for similar offences.
A Head of School can impose one or more of these penalties:
- a reprimand (this is a formal penalty that will appear as a comment on your internal faculty record)
- monitoring of your compliance with assessment requirements, including referencing requirements, within the School
- a reduction in the marks for that piece of assessment
- the cancellation of marks for that piece of assessment
- a Head of School can ask you to complete additional work or an alternative piece of assessment
If a Head of School thinks the academic misconduct is serious, or feels the penalties they can impose are inappropriate, the Head of School can refer the allegation to an Academic Misconduct Committee. This Committee has more extensive penalties.
Once the Head of School has made a decision they will advise you in writing (called a determination).
If the Head of School has imposed a penalty, the letter will contain what the penalty is and will also include information about your appeal rights.
An academic misconduct comment will be placed on your internal faculty record (not your academic transcript).
For further information on appealing a decision See How do I appeal?
For further information on Academic Misconduct Committees See What is an Academic Misconduct Committee?
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