Powers of a School Academic Integrity Officer

Further information

  • Regulations for Student Conduct and Discipline

9.(1) If a school integrity officer determines, after appropriate investigation which must include the offer of an interview with the student concerned, that a student enrolled in a unit offered by the school has committed an act of academic misconduct, they may do one or more of the following —

(a) suspend the student for a period not exceeding seven calendar days from all or any rights and privileges specified in paragraph 3(1)(c) within the department;

(b) cancel or deprive the student of credit for the piece of assessable work in relation to which misconduct occurred or for the whole of the unit of which that piece of assessable work is a component in accordance with the level of misconduct as outlined in the University Policy on: Academic Integrity;

(c) require the student to do further work or repeat work within the unit or subject area in relation to which misconduct occurred;

(d) recommend to the head of school a grade of N Fail for all units a student is currently enrolled in within a course in accordance with paragraph 3(1)(d).

(2) The school academic integrity officer concerned must within 10 University working days of determining the outcome of an alleged case of misconduct—

(a) provide to the student concerned written notification of the outcome and of any penalty imposed under this clause and the student’s rights of appeal;

(b) in all instances of misconduct record the case in the University's confidential case management system; and

(c) forward a copy of written notification sent to the student to Archives and Records Management Services to be placed on a confidential file for the student. 

(3) Specific procedural responsibilities of heads of school in relation to instances of alleged academic misconduct and guidelines for applying penalties are as set out in the University Policy on: Academic Integrity.

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