Academic Honesty Committee

PURPOSE:

To assume appellate jurisdiction in cases of academic dishonesty.

FUNCTIONS:

  1. Serve as an appeal board to hear any and all appeals on matters of academic honesty;

  2. Review and evaluate the University's policy for academic honesty and submit reports and recommendations to the Faculty Senate.

MEMBERSHIP:

  • Seventeen faculty members, twelve of whom shall have graduate faculty appointments;
  • One additional faculty member in first four years, appointed by the Committee on Committees for a one-year term;
  • Six undergraduate students appointed by the VPAA for one-year term;
  • Six graduate student appointed by the VPAA for a one-year term;
  • Coordinator of the committee appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

CHAIR:

The chair shall be elected from the faculty representation on the committee.

BALANCE OF REPRESENTATION:

Each undergraduate college and Firelands College is represented on the Academic Honesty Committee. Three of the elected faculty members must be eligible for election to Faculty Senate ( Academic Charter, Article V.B).

PROCEDURE:

All proceedings before the Academic Honesty Committee shall be conducted with respect to the due process of law, and in accordance with the University's academic honesty policy. ( See B.II.H of the Faculty Handbook)

VOTING RIGHTS:

All elected, appointed and ex officio members have full voting rights. Consultants are non-voting members. ( Academic Charter, Article V.B)