Process for managing cases of academic misconduct faculty of architecture, landscape and visual arts



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PROCESS FOR MANAGING CASES OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE AND VISUAL ARTS





1


DISCOVERY



SUSPECTED CASE OF MISCONDUCT IS DISCOVERED BY UNIT COORDINATOR (or by tutor, who hands over to coordinator)










2


COMMUNICATION



UNIT COORDINATOR INFORMS THE STUDENT (verbally or in writing) of the suspicion of misconduct at the same time (or preferably before) assessed work is returned to other students. Unit coordinator should keep a copy of the suspect material.











3


INVESTIGATION



UNIT COORDINATOR INFORMS ACADEMIC CONDUCT ADVISOR (Grant Revell) who investigates and decides firstly whether misconduct has occurred, and if so at what level and instance.











4


OUTCOME



ACADEMIC CONDUCT ADVISOR INFORMS UNIT COORDINATOR of outcome of investigation and consequent counselling responsibility and procedure.











5


COUNSELLING




(a) MINOR FIRST 48 POINTS

If misconduct is minor and at Level 1 Unit coordinator will offer the student academic counselling and complete the Academic Conduct Interview form available from the FAO.



PENALTY: The Unit coordinator may ask the student to re-submit or complete a different assignment but no other penalty may be imposed.














(b) MINOR AFTER 48 POINTS

If misconduct is minor and higher than Level 1 Unit coordinator will offer the student academic counselling and complete the Academic Conduct Interview form available from the FAO.



PENALTY: The Unit coordinator will suggest an appropriate penalty (as per the UWA Guidelines) to the Head of School (Kate Hislop) who will make the final determination.















(c) MODERATE & MAJOR

If misconduct is moderate or major the Unit coordinator will refer the case directly to the Head of School (Kate Hislop). The HOS will interview the student, complete the Academic Conduct Interview form and make a determination about penalty. If a proposed penalty is greater than a fail in the unit concerned the HOS will refer the matter to the Dean.













6


FILING

In all cases a copy of the academic conduct interview form, any other correspondence with the student, and the assignment and evidence of misconduct should be passed to the FAO (Jacqueline Flowers) for confidential filing once the case has been resolved.





GUIDE TO ACADEMIC COUNSELLING

Academic Conduct Interview Forms are available from the FAO and should be obtained prior to interview.

Counselling should be educative rather than punitive.

In interviews students must be informed:



  • that the process is COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL and that no record will appear on their formal university transcripts;

  • that a record of the incident will be kept on a confidential file in case of repeat offences;

  • that only the Unit coordinator, Academic Conduct Advisor, HOS in some instances and the FAO will be aware of the allegation of misconduct;

  • of their right to appeal any decision – in the case of a penalty determined by the HOS the student may appeal to the Dean in the first instance.

At Level 1 and in cases of minor misconduct it is recommended that students are referred to Student Services to undertake essay writing and referencing workshops.

The student must receive a copy of the Academic Conduct Interview form at the conclusion of the interview.


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