|STUDENT ACADEMIC DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES|
UWS 14.01 STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES. The board of regents, administrators, faculty, academic staff and students of the university of Wisconsin system believe that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental to the mission of higher education and of the university of Wisconsin system. The university has a responsibility to promote academic honesty and integrity and to develop procedures to deal effectively with instances of academic dishonesty. Students are responsible for the honest completion of representation of their work, for the appropriate citation of sources, and for respect of others' academic endeavors. Students who violate these standards must be confronted and must accept the consequences of their actions.
UWS 14.02 DEFINITIONS. (1) "Academic misconduct" means an act described in s. UWS 14.03.
(2) "Academic misconduct hearing committee" means the committee or hearing examiner appointed pursuant to s. UWS 14.15 to conduct hearings under s. UWS 14.08.
(3) "Chancellor" means the chancellor or designee.
(4) "Days" means calendar days.
(5) "Disciplinary file" means the record maintained by the student affairs officer responsible for student discipline.
(6) "Disciplinary probation" means a status in which a student may remain enrolled in the university only upon the condition that the student complies with specified standards of conduct for a specified period of time, not to exceed 2 semesters.
(7) "Disciplinary sanction" means any action listed in s. UWS 14.04 taken in response to student academic misconduct.
(8) "Expulsion" means termination of student status with resultant loss of all student rights and privileges.
(9) "Hearing examiner" means an individual appointed by the chancellor in accordance with s. UWS 14.15 for the purpose of conducting a hearing under s. UWS 14.08.
(10) "Institution" means any university or center, or organizational equivalent designated by the board.
(11) "Instructor" means the faculty member or instructional academic staff member who has responsibility for the overall conduct of a course and ultimate responsibility for the assignment of the grade for the course.
(12) "Investigating officer" means an individual, or his or her designee, appointed by the chancellor of each institution to carry out certain responsibilities in the course of investigations of academic misconduct under this chapter.
(13) "Student" means any person who is registered for study in an institution for the academic period in which the misconduct occurred.
(14) "Student affairs officer" means the dean of students or student affairs officer designated by the chancellor to carry out duties described in this chapter.
(15) "Suspension" means a loss of student status for a specified length of time, not to exceed two years, with resultant loss of all student rights and privileges.
UWS 14.03 ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION. (1) Academic misconduct is an act in which a student:
(2) Examples of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to: cheating on an examination; collaborating with others in work to be presented, contrary to the stated rules of the course; submitting a paper or assignment as one's own work when a part or all of the paper or assignment is the work of another; submitting a paper or assignment that contains ideas or research of others without appropriately identifying the sources of those ideas; stealing examinations or course materials; submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course; tampering with the laboratory experiment or computer program of another student; knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above, including assistance in an arrangement whereby any work, classroom performance, examination or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other than the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed.
UWS 14.04 DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS. (1) The following are the disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed for academic misconduct in accordance with the procedures of ss. UWS 14.05, 14.06 or 14.07:
(2) One or more of the disciplinary sanctions listed in sub. (1) may be imposed for an incident of academic misconduct.
UWS 14.05 DISCIPLINARY SANCTION IMPOSED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE INSTRUCTOR. (1) Where an instructor concludes that a student enrolled in one of his or her courses has engaged in academic misconduct in the course, the instructor for that course may impose one or more of the following disciplinary sanctions, as listed under s. UWS 14.04(1)(a) through (c):
(2) No disciplinary sanction may be imposed under this section unless the instructor promptly offers to discuss the matter with the student. The purpose of this discussion is to permit the instructor to review with the student the bases for his or her belief that the student engaged in academic misconduct, and to afford the student an opportunity to respond.
(3) A student who receives a disciplinary sanction under this section has the right to a hearing before the academic misconduct hearing committee under s. UWS 14.08 to contest the determination that academic misconduct occurred, or the disciplinary sanction imposed, or both. If the student desires such a hearing, he or she must file a written request with the student affairs officer within 10 days of imposition of the disciplinary sanction by the instructor.
UWS 14.06 PROCEDURES: DISCIPLINARY SANCTION IMPOSED FOLLOWING A REPORT OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT BY THE INSTRUCTOR. Where an instructor believes that a student enrolled in one of his or her courses has engaged in academic misconduct and the sanctions listed under s. UWS 14.04(1)(a) through (c) are inadequate or inappropriate, the instructor may proceed in accordance with this section to impose, subject to hearing rights in s. UWS 14.08, one or more of the disciplinary sanctions listed under s. UWS 14.04(1)(d) through (h).
(1) Conference with Student. When an instructor concludes that proceedings under this section are warranted, the instructor shall promptly offer to discuss the matter with the student. The purpose of this discussion is to permit the instructor to review with the student the bases for his or her belief that the student engaged in academic misconduct, and to afford the student an opportunity to respond.
(2) Determination by the Instructor that no Academic Misconduct Occurred. If, as a result of a discussion under sub. (1), the instructor determines that academic misconduct did not in fact occur or that no disciplinary sanction is warranted under the circumstances, the matter will be considered resolved without the necessity for further action or a written report.
(3) Process Following Determination by the Instructor that Academic Misconduct Occurred.
(4) Process Following Determination by the Instructor that Disciplinary Probation, Suspension or Expulsion may be Warranted.
UWS 14.07 PROCEDURES: DISCIPLINARY SANCTION IMPOSED FOLLOWING A REPORT OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT BY THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER. The investigating officer may proceed in accordance with this section to impose, subject to hearing and appeal rights, one or more of the disciplinary sanctions listed in s. UWS 14.04(1)(g) through (j).
(1) Authority of Investigating Officer. The investigating officer may proceed in accordance with this section when he or she receives information that a student at the institution has engaged in alleged academic misconduct and:
(2) Conference with Student. When the investigating officer concludes that proceedings under this section are warranted, he or she shall promptly offer to discuss the matter with the student. The purpose of this discussion is to permit the investigating officer to review with the student the bases for his or her belief that the student engaged in academic misconduct, and to afford the student an opportunity to respond.
(3) Conference with Instructor. An investigating officer proceeding under this section shall discuss the matter with an involved instructor. This discussion may occur either before or after the conference with the student. It may include consultation with the instructor on the facts underlying the alleged academic misconduct and on the propriety of the recommended sanction.
(4) Determination by the Investigating Officer that no Academic Misconduct Occurred. If, as a result of discussions under subs. (2) and (3), the investigating officer determines that academic misconduct did not in fact occur or that no disciplinary sanction is warranted under the circumstances, the matter will be considered resolved without the necessity for further action or a written report.
(5) Process Following Determination by the Investigating Officer that Academic Misconduct Occurred.
UWS 14.08 PROCEDURES: HEARING. (1) If a student requests a hearing, or a hearing is required to be scheduled under s. UWS 14.07(5)(c)2, the student affairs officer shall take the necessary steps to convene the academic misconduct hearing committee and shall schedule the hearing within 10 days of receipt of the request or written report, unless a different time period is mutually agreed upon by the student, instructor or investigating officer, and the members of the hearing committee.
(2) Reasonably in advance of the hearing, the committee shall obtain from the instructor or investigating officer, in writing, a full explanation of the facts upon which the determination of misconduct was based, and shall provide a copy of Chapter UWS 14 to the student.
(3) The hearing before the academic misconduct hearing committee shall be conducted in accordance with the following requirements:
UWS 14.09 APPEAL TO THE CHANCELLOR. (1) Where the sanction prescribed by the hearing committee is suspension or expulsion, the student may appeal to the chancellor to review the decision of the hearing committee on the record. In such a case, the chancellor shall sustain the decision of the academic misconduct hearing committee unless the chancellor finds:
(2) If the chancellor makes a finding under sub. (1), the chancellor may remand the matter for consideration by a different hearing committee, or, in the alternative, may invoke an appropriate remedy of his or her own.
UWS 14.10 DISCRETIONARY APPEAL TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS. Institutional decisions under ss. UWS 14.05 through 14.09 shall be final, except that the board of regents may, at its discretion, grant a review upon the record.
UWS 14.11 SETTLEMENT. The procedures set forth in this chapter do not preclude a student from agreeing that academic misconduct occurred and to the imposition of a sanction, after proper notice has been given. Required written reports, however, may not be waived.
UWS 14.12 EFFECT OF DISCIPLINE WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. Suspension or expulsion shall be system wide in effect.
(1) A student who is suspended or expelled from one institution in the university of Wisconsin system may not enroll in another institution in the system unless the suspension has expired by its own terms or one year has elapsed after the student has been suspended or expelled.
(2) Upon completion of a suspension period, a student may re enroll in the institution which suspended him or her as if no suspension had been imposed.
UWS 14.13 RIGHT TO PETITION FOR READMISSION. A student who has been expelled may petition for readmission, and a student who has been suspended may petition for readmission prior to the expiration of the suspension period. The petition for readmission must be in writing and directed to the chancellor of the institution from which the student was suspended or expelled. The petition may not be filed before the expiration of one year from the date of the final determination in expulsion cases, or before the expiration of one half of the suspension period in suspension cases. The chancellor shall, after consultation with elected representatives of the faculty, academic staff, and students, adopt procedures for determining whether such petitions will be granted or denied.UWP (1) Petition for Readmission Procedures. The following procedure shall be followed when determining whether a petition for readmission will be granted or denied:
UWS 14.14 INVESTIGATING OFFICER. The chancellor of each institution, in consultation with faculty, academic staff, and student representatives, shall designate an investigating officer or officers for student academic misconduct. The investigating officer UWP at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will be the staff in the Assistance Chancellor for Student Affairs Office and shall have responsibility for investigating student academic misconduct and initiating procedures for academic misconduct under s. UWS 14.07. An investigating officer may also serve on the academic misconduct hearing committee for a case, if he or she has not otherwise been involved in the matter.
UWS 14.15 ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT HEARING COMMITTEE: INSTITUTIONAL OPTION. The chancellor of each institution, in consultation with faculty, academic staff, and student representatives, shall adopt policies providing for the establishment of a student academic misconduct hearing committee or designation of a hearing examiner to fulfill the responsibilities of the academic misconduct hearing committee in this chapter.
(1) A student academic staff misconduct hearing committee shall consist of at least three persons, including a student or students, and the presiding officer shall be appointed by the chancellor. The presiding officer and at least one other member shall constitute a quorum at any hearing held pursuant to due notice.
(2) A hearing examiner shall be selected by the chancellor from the faculty and staff of the institution.UWP (3) The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will allow the accused student to have the option of selecting either a committee or hearing officer (the hearing officer would be the presiding officer of the hearing committee).
(4) The Committee membership shall be as follows:
(5) The Chancellor will appoint the presiding officer from the members of the committee.
UWS 14.16 NOTICE TO STUDENTS. Each institution shall publish and make freely available to students copies of Chapter UWS 14 and any institutional policies implementing Chapter UWS 14.
UWS 14.17 NOTICE TO INSTRUCTORS. Each institution shall adopt procedures to ensure that instructors are familiar with these policies. Each institution shall provide instructors with copies of Chapter UWS 14 and any institutional policies implementing Chapter UWS 14 upon employment with the university, and each department chair shall be provided such copies upon assuming the duties of the chair.
UWS 14.18 CONSISTENT INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES. Each institution is authorized to adopt policies consistent with this chapter. A copy of such policies shall be filed with the board of regents and the university of Wisconsin system office of academic affairs.