Academic Integrity Reviews

About 15% of academic integrity violation cases are contested to the level of the Academic Integrity Review Board (AIRB). "Contested" means that the involved student did not accept responsibility for the academic integrity violation and the Instructor saw no valid reason to withdraw the allegation.

The primary purpose of the Academic Integrity Review (AIR) is to allow an unbiasaed and uninvolved party to determine if it is "more likely than not" that an academic integrity violation occurred. It is NOT a legal proceeding and is not bound by legal rules. Rather, it is an administrative meeting to determine whether a student's behavior violated University standards and warrants an intervention. 

There are 2 types of AIRs effective Fall 2019:

An AIR I: An AIR II:
  • reviews cases for students who are NOT facing separation from the University (per the Sanctioning Guidelines and the Appropriate Administrative Authority)
  • is an "informal hearing" and therefore primarily a documentation review that does not normally include questioning the involved parties
  • uses the presented evidence to determine whether it is "more likely than not" that a policy violation occurred
  • AIR Is are generally resolved within a quarter

 

JANUARY 5TH, 2021: the AI Review Request queue is currently backlogged. We are currently scheduling 2019-2020 cases in front of the Board. Students with violations from the 2020-2021 academic year should NOT expect their cases to be resolved this academic year.

NOTE that NEITHER the AIR I or AIR II:

  • decide or change sanctions
  • consider relevent issues of "character" or "intentions"

Cases should not proceed to an AI Review if the violation occurred but the student wishes to appeal the sanctions. In those situations, the student should accept responsibility and submit a Sanction Appeal (if facing suspension or dismissal)

For student trying to decide if they should take their case to an AI Review, they can book an Advising appointment with an AI Peer Educator or reach out to AS Advocacy.
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