A DECISION: THE LSA ACADEMIC JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
A student found responsible for academic misconduct may submit,
through the Office of the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, a written appeal to the College Academic Judiciary Committee.
The student must submit this written appeal in a timely manner.
The written notice of appeal must state what is being appealed — whether
the finding of academic misconduct, the sanction imposed, or both — and
must describe in detail the grounds for the appeal. The grounds for appeal may be one or more of the following:
- the demonstration of a significant error in the hearing process or procedures
- the availability of compelling new evidence
- the demonstration of bias on the part of anyone involved in the hearing process or procedures
- misconduct on the part of the individual adjudicating the hearing
- demonstration that any rights of the accused student have been violated.
Successful submissions for the case to be reviewed on appeal are
rare and exceptional.
The College Academic Judiciary Committee has sole discretion
to determine if sufficient grounds exist for consideration of
an appeal. If the request for appeal has merit, the College Academic
Judiciary Committee shall select a panel of its members (typically
four LSA faculty members and three LSA undergraduates) to review
the appeal as soon as practical after the decision to grant the
review has been made.
Following its review, the College Academic Judiciary Committee
may sustain or reverse the finding of academic misconduct. If
the finding of academic misconduct stands, the Committee may sustain,
modify, or increase the sanction imposed. The student will be
informed by letter of the Committee’s decision.