Informal Resolution

An Informal Resolution is an agreement between a faculty member and a student which establishes that a violation of the Code of Student Academic Integrity occurred and assigns appropriate outcomes. If your instructor suspects you may have engaged in academic misconduct, they may initiate this process by reaching out to schedule a time to meet and discuss the allegations. This may occur via phone or video conferencing. At the end of the meeting, they may offer you an Informal Resolution.

Please note that:

  • You do not have to accept the resolution.

  • You may take up to three business days to seek out resources and advice before returning the form to your instructor. If you have questions or concerns, email to schedule a time to speak with one of our staff members.

  • If you accept the resolution, the sanction(s) assigned is final and cannot be appealed.

  • If you decline the resolution, the case will be referred to Student Accountability & Conflict Resolution for either a Facilitated or Formal Resolution.

  • You can ask your instructor to review any evidence supporting the alleged misconduct.

  • You can only accept one Informal Resolution during your time at UNC Charlotte. If you are suspected of another violation, your case would be referred to a Facilitated or Formal Resolution.

  • The most severe sanction that can be given through an Informal Resolution is an “F” in the course for an undergraduate student and a “U” in the course for a graduate student.

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