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Honor Code Panel
As needed, the Vice President of Instruction will convene an Honor Code Panel to hear student appeals of program dismissals, final grades and other non-disciplinary actions due to academic dishonesty. The Panel will consist of:
1. Two (2) faculty who are not:
a. Instructors in the student’s program of study, and
b. Current, previous, or (likely) future instructors of the student, and c. Connected to the tenure committee (if applicable) of the faculty
involved in the student’s case
2. One (1) administrator
The appointed administrator will chair the Honor Code Panel and schedule a hearing within 15 business days after the college receives the student’s appeal. The date and time of the hearing will be provided in writing to the student and the dean, associate dean, or faculty member (in the case of a grade appeal) at least seven (7) days in advance of the hearing.
The dean, associate dean, or faculty member, and the student must provide the Honor Code Panel chair with copies of all evidence that will be presented to the Honor Code Panel at least four (4) business days in advance of the hearing. The chair will provide copies of all materials to all parties and Panel members at least two (2) business days in advance of the hearing. The chair will advise the faculty members on the panel and assure the process is followed.
The Honor Code Panel will:
1. Review the evidence provided in advance.
2. Schedule a hearing to review arguments.
3. Hear any additional arguments the accused student may wish to present at
the scheduled hearing.
4. Hear any additional arguments the dean, associate dean, or faculty member
may wish to present at the scheduled hearing.
5. Make a determination whether to uphold or reverse the initial decision. In
order to reverse a grade decision of a faculty member, the two faculty
representatives on the panel must agree to do so unanimously.
6. Forward the recorded hearing, and its written findings, conclusions, and
recommendation to the Vice President of Instruction. This must occur within
seven (7) business days of the hearing.
7. Send a copy of the written findings, conclusions, and recommendation to the
student, and the dean, associate dean, or faculty member. This must occur within seven (7) business days of the hearing.
The student, and the dean, associate dean, or faculty member may each submit a written response to the Vice President of Instruction within 10 days of the date the panel issues its recommendation. The Vice President of Instruction will review all materials and render a final decision within 15 business days.
The decision of the Vice President of Instruction is final.









































































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