Formal Resolution

If a case is not resolved through an Informal or Facilitated Resolution, the case may be resolved through a Formal Resolution, also referred to as a Hearing. The Hearing Panel is made up of two faculty who are members of the Academic Integrity Board (AIB) and one student who is trained in the academic integrity process. This three person panel will make a determination on the charges and if applicable, assign appropriate outcomes.

Please note that:

  • You can review evidence that will be presented at the hearing.

  • If you do not attend the hearing, it will continue in your absence.

  • You can submit relevant evidence and bring witnesses.

  • You will have access to a Procedural Advisor, who will assist you in understanding the Formal Resolution process and provide advice on preparing for the hearing.

  • You may invite up to two individuals to serve as an advisor for you to the hearing.

  • The hearing panel will make a determination on the charge(s) based on a preponderance of the evidence – that is, if it is more likely than not a violation occurred.

  • If you have a prior academic misconduct violation, it will not be shared with the panel unless and until you have been found responsible for a violation of the Code.

  • You can appeal the panel’s decision under certain grounds using the Academic Integrity Formal Resolution (Hearing) Appeal Form.

  • Formal Resolution outcomes can be reported externally with a student’s consent.