Academic Honor Council Information for Faculty

Academic Honor Council Information for Faculty
As faculty members, you are our guardians of academic integrity.   Per the Faculty Handbook, it is your job to model personal integrity and to provide guidance, boundaries and a classroom environment that welcomes inquiry, integrity and accountability.      

Report an Academic Honor Code Violation

The role of faculty in supporting the Academic Honor Code include frequent discussion with students about academic integritymonitoring of suspicious coursework or signs of academic dishonesty, and reporting suspected misconduct in a documented and confidential manner

Academic Honor Council faculty members serving as resources for academic integrity, the Academic Honor Code, and the College's reporting process:

  • Caroline Burns
  • Anne Carpenter, Theology & Religious Studies
  • Catherine (Cathy) Finger-Podolsky, Accounting
  • Zach Flanagin, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Veronica Hefner
  • Zuleikha Kurji
  • Ani Moughamian, Education, School of (KSOE)
  • George Papagiannis, Organization and Responsible Business
  • Karen Ruff, Chemistry
  • Kelly Weidner, Business Administration

Past faculty members available as mentors:

  • Rosana Barragan, MFA Dance
  • Michael Marchetti, Enviornmental and Earth Studies
  • Ani Moughamian, Education
  • George Papagiannis, Organization and Responsible Business
  • Claire Williams, Kinesiology
  • Lili Yan, Organizations and Responsible Businesse

    For questions or more information, contact us.

Academic Honor Code Violation Reporting Process

  1. Professor checks in with student and addresses concerns
  2. Professor submits a Violation Report through the online webform 
    1. The submission gets emailed to Coordinator and there’s a webpage where they can see the information and then export it if needed 
  3. Within 24 business hours, Coordinator sends an email response to the reporting professor 
    1. They introduce them selves and let them know that they received the report submission and they ask if they had met with the student before submitting the report 
    2. The email contains links to their special Google Drive folder where they can upload pertinent documents 
    3. It’s all very confidential 
    4. They also let them know the next steps for the student 
  4. They check the athletic list or look up the student on GaelXPress to see if they are an athlete or not 
    1. If they are an athlete, Kari Montero is CC’ed on all the correspondence they have with the student 
  5. They check the list of past reports to see if the student has been reported before 
    1. If they have been reported before, then the student can’t choose “No Contest”
  6. They email the student within 48 hours of the Violation Report and BC Registrar's Office (And Kari if student is an athlete) 
    1. They tell the student that they need to meet with Coordinator and Success Coach, then offer time/date options 
      1. Zoom meeting is okay if necessary 
  7. Student meets with Coordinator in a confidential and safe space 
    1. They tell them their options, answer questions, listen to their concerns
  8. Within 24 hours of the initial Coordinator-Student meeting, they send them a formal letter detailing their options 
    1. The student can choose “No Contest” 
      1. Coordinator prepares a formal letter, BC Registrar so they can put the XF on the student’s file, also email the Professor
      2. Student needs to take Integrity Seminar to get the X removed 
      3. Student can retake same class for a better grade 
    2. The student can choose “Hearing”
      1. Check with student about their availability for a Hearing 
      2. Check with Professor about their availability for the Hearing 
      3. Then look at the AHC Time Block sheet for that semester which lists everyone’s availability 
        1. Coordinator then email those students and faculty members and ask if they can be part of the Hearing
          1. Coordinator lists out different time options 
          2. They also ask if there is a conflict of interest 
  9. Coordinator then confirms with the student and professor 
  10. Once everything is confirmed and they have a list of attendees, they send out a formal meeting invite on Google Calendar 
    1. Privately 
    2. Zoom Meeting: invite will have Zoom info 
    3. In Person: Location and time 
  11. They have to set up a Facilitator’s Folder on the Google Drive Folder with all the necessary documents as well as the script 
  12. The Student Advisor tells the student that they can write a statement for the Hearing 
    1. Professor will have one ready too, usually 
  13. The professor and student leave 
  14. The AHC members vote twice: 
    1. First one: Did the student violate the Academic Honor Code?
    2. Second one: Does the Standard Sanction apply?
  15. Coordinator submits the results to the student and professor within 5 business days 
    1. Registrar is BC’d


Links: Academic Honor Code