Facilitated Resolution

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Our staff are meeting with students virtually to resolve cases through Facilitated Resolutions. We are also continuing to reach out to instructors to discuss case updates and proposed resolutions.

If an Informal Resolution is not available or the instructor and student cannot come to an agreement, the instructor or referring party is obligated to submit the Academic Integrity Charge Form as soon as possible. The Director of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, in consultation with the Academic Integrity Board (AIB) Chair, may determine that a Facilitated Resolution is appropriate. 

In a Facilitated Resolution, a member of the Student Conduct & Academic Integrity staff will work with instructor and student to try to reach an agreement on the charge(s) and sanction(s). With the exception of expulsion and degree revocation, possible sanctions imposed under a Facilitated Resolution are the same as Formal Resolutions. Additionally, the outcome of a Facilitated Resolution can be reported externally with a student's consent. 

To refer an alleged violation of academic misconduct to a Facilitated Resolution, please follow the steps below.

Step 1: Assign the student an Incomplete for the course
  • This will prevent the student from withdrawing from the course and ensure a grade for the course is not issued while there is a pending academic integrity case. If the grading system is not open yet, inform the student that a grade for the course will be issued when the academic integrity case has been resolved. 
  • If a student withdraws after you have informed them of the pending violation, the academic misconduct process may still continue. If this occurs, please contact Student Conduct & Academic Integrity to discuss this with our staff. 
Step 2: Complete the Charge Form
  • Complete the Academic Integrity Charge Form
  • Upload evidence to the charge form. If you have evidence that cannot be uploaded, please email it to Laura Bizzell at lbizzell@uncc.edu.
    • Note: Evidence must be submitted before a Facilitated Resolution can be scheduled.
  • Evidence can include, but is not limited to:
    • Course syllabus
    • Vericite report
    • Assignment(s) or document(s) in question, with the portion containing the alleged violation highlighted
    • Witness Information 
Step 3: Check your University email
  • Scheduling requests and other information regarding the Facilitated Resolution process will be sent to your university email.
  • For questions or concerns, please contact Student Conduct & Academic Integrity. 
Step 4: Meet with a Student Conduct & Academic Integrity staff member
  • Both sides will have an opportunity to share their information regarding the alleged violation.
  • Both sides will have an opportunity to review the resolution offered, and can take up to three (3) business days to consider the resolution before either accepting or declining it. 
Step 5: Return your signed Facilitated Resolution Form to Student Conduct & academic Integrity
  • If both the instructor and student accept the resolution, the case is considered resolved with no further right of appeal. 
  • If either the instructor or student decline the resolution, the case is referred to a Formal Resolution (Hearing).