Due Process Rights
Part of the responsibilities of the Aggie Honor System Office (AHSO) is to assure that due process is following in cases of academic misconduct.
Due process in context of academic integrity allegations has three distinct parts:
- Students will be notified when it is alleged that they have committed academic misconduct. They will have an opportunity to view the evidence brought forward in support of the allegation. This can be done in a meeting with the instructor, who has chosen to handle the case autonomously, or by meeting with the AHSO Case Manager.
- Students will have the opportunity to accept the allegation or file an appeal based on one of the four defined bases (or criteria). Appeals must be submitted within a defined time limit after notification. Students submit an appeal through the AHSO website in a written, readable format that directly addresses one of the allowable reasons for appeal.
- Students are notified in writing of the outcome of their case. This includes the conclusion of an Honor Council hearing panel. They will also be notified when they have completed any requirements associated with the sanction, such as the Academic Integrity Development Program.
There are many other routine procedures carried out by the Aggie Honor System Office for the purpose of making sure that the adjudication process is a fair one, with opportunities for all parties to present their perspectives and provide appropriate evidence relating to the allegation.