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PROCEDURES FOR RESOLVING ISSUES

Brief Overview

 

Accused of Academic Dishonesty

Student is accused of academic dishonesty.  Student may challenge action of professor under the Academic Appeals Policy, UPS 300.030Under the policy the student needs to attempt to resolve the matter first with the faculty member, then proceed to the chair and then the dean’s designee.  If it is not resolved at this level the student may appeal in writing to the Academic Appeals Board. The student needs to initiate the appeals process by contacting the faculty member within 30 calendar days of the first day of classes of the regular semester (fall or spring) following the grade assignment.  The written appeal must be submitted within 60 calendar days of the first day of classes of the regular semester (fall or spring) following the grade assignment. Student will also be referred to Judicial Affairs for additional disciplinary action which may include suspension or expulsion from the university.

Student Challenges Grade

Student alleges that a faculty member recorded a grade in class based on arbitrary or capricious treatment.  Student may challenge the grade under the Academic Appeals Policy, UPS 300.030.  Under the policy the student needs to attempt to resolve the matter with the faculty member, then proceed to the chair and then to the dean’s designee.  If it is not resolved at this level the student may appeal in writing to the Academic Appeals Board. The student needs to initiate the appeals process by contacting the faculty member within 30 calendar days of the first day of classes of the regular semester (fall or spring) following the grade assignment.  The written appeal must be submitted within 60 calendar days of the first day of classes of the regular semester (fall or spring) following the grade assignment.

University Policy Violations

Student accused of violation of student code of conduct and Title 5, California Code of Regulations, including standards concerning, but not limited to, alcohol, drugs, theft, disruptive behavior, sexual harassment, sexual assault, physical assault, and falsification of documents.  Student is referred to Judicial Affairs and the Associate Dean investigates the allegation.  The student meets with the Associate Dean and if found responsible may accept a voluntary administrative review by not disputing the allegation, waiving the right to a hearing and accepting the sanctions or the student may request a hearing.

University Housing Violations

Student is accused of violating the housing contract.  Student meets with Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life and may receive sanctions including removal from housing.  Student may appeal the decision to the Director, Housing and Residence Life.  The student may also be referred to Judicial Affairs for additional disciplinary action which may include suspension or expulsion from the university.

Complaint against Faculty

If a student has a complaint against a faculty member, he/she should consult with the Department Chair or Assistant Dean of the college to determine the appropriate University process depending on the nature of the complaint.

Student's Role

In all of these processes, it is wise for the student to develop a written outline of events including dates and to gather all relevant documents.  Students should also familiarize themselves with the relevant University policy (see above).

If a student has questions concerning the above, they may contact the Assistant Dean in their College or the Dean of Students Office, TSU-235, (714) 278-4436.

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