In many cases, Student Conduct & Academic Integrity can resolve the case through a Facilitated Resolution. Through a Facilitated Resolution, both the Student and Faculty Member will be given an opportunity to share their information. A member of the Student Conduct & Academic Integrity team will review the case information and evidence, and propose a resolution for both parties to review. Both parties will have three (3) business days to review the resolution and either accept or decline it. If both parties accept, then the case is resolved. If either party declines, the case will be reffered on to a Formal Resolution (aka: a Hearing).
Having a hearing does not mean the student will automatically fail the course or be expelled. Our panel members always try to help students learn from their mistakes and make their decision based on the preponderance of evidence. We also have educational sanctions should a punitive route seem harsh.