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Academic Dishonesty Informal Resolution Checklist

Academic Dishonesty Discussion

Checklist for Students

At the time the student is scheduled to meet with the faculty member and possibly a neutral third party (facilitator) to undergo the informal resolution process, the following will occur:

Opening:

  • Welcome and introductions of all people involved in the meeting
  • Explanation of the informal resolution discussion process about to occur
  • Description of the facilitator’s role in the process
  • Explanation of the goal of today’s discussion
  • An overview of possible outcomes on the agreement form if the student consents to a resolution
  • Explanation of the student’s right to change his/her mind and cancel agreement with the decision reached today
  • Explanation of the confidentiality of today’s discussion
  • Questions answered

Discussion:

  • Assurance of balanced time for both parties to speak
  • Clarification of statements made by each party if necessary

Closing:

  • Both parties will complete and sign the agreement form
  • Specific details of the penalty will be outlined in the agreement when applicable
  • Both parties will receive a copy of the agreement form
  • Explanation of the student’s right to change his/her mind and cancel agreement with the decision reached today
  • Both parties will be reminded of the confidentiality of today’s discussion and that it is off-limits should a hearing ultimately become necessary
  • Questions answered (any additional questions after the meeting may go to the Student Life Coordinator)
  • Both parties thanked for participating in the process
  • Forms returned to the Student Life Coordinator