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Appealing the AIHB's decision

If the AIHB of Prof. Teach's college has found you guilty of violating the Code of Academic Integrity, you can appeal the finding of guilt and the penalty to the dean of your college, but only on the following grounds.

  1. You may appeal the finding of guilt if evidence that might have affected the outcome of the AIHB hearing became available after the hearing.
  2. You may appeal the finding of guilt if a violation of procedure by the AIHB might have prejudiced the outcome of the AIHB hearing.
  3. You may appeal the penalty if you believe the penalty is inappropriate. (In your appeal, state carefully why you think the penalty is inappropriate.)

If the AIHB of your college has imposed a further penalty because of multiple violations of the Code, you may appeal the penalty to the dean of your college if you believe the penalty is inappropriate. (In your appeal, state carefully why you think the penalty is inappropriate.)

You have four weeks to make your appeal, and it must be in writing. The dean may allow a later appeal if you show a good reason for the lateness.

The dean will probably not meet with you but instead will want to make the decision based on your appeal and perhaps consultation with the AIHB.

The dean's response to the appeal

The options available to the dean in response to an appeal are limited. The Code makes clear that the expectation is that the findings and recommendations of the AIHB will be upheld by the dean except in the most unusual circumstances, but you certainly have the right to appeal.

Responding to an appeal of a finding of guilt

The dean may either (1) deny the appeal or (2) send the case back to the AIHB for reconsideration. According to the Code, the dean does not have the right simply to vacate the finding of guilt.

Responding to an appeal of the penalty

After reviewing your appeal and perhaps talking to the AIHB, the dean may:

  1. Deny the appeal.
  2. Recommend to Prof. Teach that he reduce the grade-related penalty. Prof. Teach does not have to follow the dean's recommendation.
  3. Modify or decline to carry out a non-grade-related penalty recommended by the AIHB.

The dean's decision is final

The Code says that dean's decision is final and cannot be appealed.