What happens after meeting the Senior Officer?
What happens after the meeting?
- The Senior Officer will consider all the evidence before him/her (documents and also information provided by you at the interview).
- The Senior Officer will decide whether or not general misconduct has been committed.
- If the Senior Officer decides there has been general misconduct committed he/she will then consider a penalty.
A Senior Officer can impose one or more of the following penalties:
- a reprimand (a reprimand is a formal penalty that will appear as a comment on your internal faculty record)
- a fine
- a requirement that you repay the cost of repairing damage caused by the misconduct
- imposition of University Service Work of no more than 5 hours [University Service Work means work that is approved by the Executive Director, Finance & Administration (EDFA)]
- removal of access to any computer or other service provided by the University for a specified period of time
- exclusion from parts or all of the University for a specified period of time.
- If a Senior Officer feels the penalties he/she can impose are inappropriate or inadequate, the Senior Officer can refer the allegation to the Executive Director, Finance and Administration (EDFA).
- The EDFA has more extensive penalties.
- The EDFA will give you the opportunity to be heard prior to making a decision.
- Once the Senior Officer/EDFA has made a decision he/she will advise you in writing.
- If a penalty has been imposed, the letter will contain what the penalty is and will also include information about your appeal rights.
- If you have been excluded, your enrolment will be cancelled and an exclusion comment will be placed on your internal faculty record.
- If you are excluded and you are an International student, the Compliance Officer of the University will be notified and you will be reported to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship after your appeal period has ended.
- A misconduct comment will be placed on your internal faculty record (not your academic transcript).
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