Process & Resolution Options

Fall 2021 Updates

Code of Student Academic Integrity Updates - Effective August 31, 2021

The Code of Student Academic Integrity has been revised to clarify the definition of "cheating" and help faculty members identify the appropriate, more specific charge for a student's behavior; to add the adjudication option of “In Absentia Resolution" to allow for a case to be resolved in a student’s absence if they have not responded to meeting requests; and to clarify that for fairness and equity purposes, all resolutions, even informal ones, will be a part of a student’s academic integrity record.

Access the updated Informal Resolution form here


Throughout the academic term, an instructor may discover or receive information that a violation of academic integrity occurred. If the instructor determines there is sufficient information to proceed with an allegation, they must contact Student Accountability & Conflict Resolution to determine if the student has previously admitted or been found responsible for a prior violation for academic misconduct.

  • Note to Instructors: When contacting Student Accountability & Conflict Resolution, please call from your university provided phone or email from your UNC Charlotte email account. We are unable to release prior conduct information if you call from a non-UNC Charlotte phone number.

If the student has no prior violation for academic misconduct, the instructor can offer an Informal Resolution. When considering this, the instructor should know:

  • The most severe sanction that can be given to the student through the settlement process is an "F" in the course for an undergraduate student and a “U” in the course for a graduate student.
  • If this is a severe first offense, second or subsequent offense, the student declines an offered settlement, or a more severe penalty is deemed appropriate, the instructor must refer the case to Student Accountability & Conflict Resolution. To do this, please complete the Academic Integrity Charge Form.