Roanoke College

Academic Integrity Council

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Organization

 

A. Academic Integrity Panel:  Panels are intended to provide hearings for less serious or complex integrity cases.  Panels shall consist of 2 members of the faculty (or 1 faculty member and 1 member of the professional staff) and 1 student member, chosen from the Academic Integrity Council.

 


B. Academic Integrity Board:  Boards are intended to provide hearings for more serious or complex integrity cases.  Boards shall consist of 3 members of the faculty (or 2 faculty members and 1 member of the professional staff) and 3 student members, chosen from the Academic Integrity Council.

 


C. Academic Integrity Council:  The Council consists of all students, faculty, and staff eligible to serve on Panels and Boards.  The full Council may be convened by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to study integrity issues, to decide matters of internal procedure, and to make recommendations to the Academic Standards Committee.

 


D. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall serve as Chair of the Academic Integrity Council and will conduct all Panel and Board hearings, but shall not serve as a voting member of a Panel or Board.

E. Alternate student, faculty, and staff members will substitute when members of the Council are unable to serve.

 
F. A faculty member of the Council designated by the Chair shall serve as Vice-Chair and shall act in the place of the Chair when the Chair is unable to serve in that capacity.

 


Selection of the Council

 

A. Student members of the Council shall be elected by the student body to serve a one-year term.  Eligible candidates shall be nominated by the Student Life Council and submitted to the student body for election.  This election shall be held in the spring for students to serve the following academic year.

B. The Chair shall have the power to appoint student members and alternates to serve during the Summer Session.

C. Faculty and staff members of the Council and faculty and staff alternates shall be appointed by the President of the College for staggered three-year terms.

D. The Chair shall–with permission of the President–appoint faculty and staff members of the Council and faculty and staff alternates for the Summer Session.

E. The Chair shall have the power to appoint temporary student, faculty, and staff alternates for those hearings for which regular members of the Council are unavailable.

 

Orientation and Training of the Council

 

All Academic Integrity Council members, prior to serving at any Panel or Board hearing, shall receive an academic integrity orientation. This session shall cover the following:  discussion of the rationale for the Academic Integrity system; description of the academic integrity system and its procedures; clarification of the purpose and character of hearings; guidelines for deliberations during hearings (including the standard of proof used in academic integrity cases as well as an overview of previous years’ cases); and a summary of results of recent evaluations of the system. Academic Integrity Council members shall also receive training using some real case studies and some of the discussion that would normally occur regarding appropriate penalties.

 

 

Read more:  Procedures of the AI Council