Academic Services Division Governance and Logistics Team Clare Gough - Head Of Governance and Logistics Hannah Robinson - Academic Administration Manager Theresa Pollard and Sam Kingston - Academic Services Officers Claire McLean and Karen Page - Academic Services Supervisors Jenni Dunne - Academic Services Administrator
Academic Services Division Identifying Academic Offences Cheating in an examination Fabrication of results Plagiarism (including collusion) Use of Turn-it-in
Academic Services Division Role of the School The cycle for Schools in taking action is: Declaration/guidance Suspicion Investigate and document Underlying issues? Use academic judgement
Academic Services Division Role of the School (2) What action is open to a School? –Charge –Penalise »first offence & guilty plea »A range of suggested penalties laid out in the Quality Manual: manual/assessment/offences.htm –Refer »first offence & not guilty plea »Penalty in excess of 3 options »second offence »PGR student »first offence, guilty plea but appeal against sentence
Academic Services Division Role of the Governance and Logistics Team (1) Step 1 – Receive written report Step 2 – Student notified and hearing is convened Step 3 – Hearing arranged and supported: School representative is required to attend Step 4 – Notification of outcome Step 5 – Manage escalation of case: Council Appeal Body/OIA/Legal case Unlike other procedures there is only one element of the procedure which has a time frame attached. Nevertheless a balance between due process and timeliness should be practiced by all involved.
Academic Services Division Advisor Administrator Institutional memory Policy development Public face of the process - Legal backdrop - OIA Role of the Governance and Logistics Team (2)
Academic Services Division A Word About Penalties You have some flexibility and discretion (honestly) 2 nd offences – expect a strong penalty –Importance of thorough action in the case of the first offence Understanding the consequences of the penalty Expect that the case may be reviewed