Student Handbook

UWS Chapter 14: Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures

UWS 14.06 Disciplinary sanction imposed following a report of academic misconduct by the instructor

Where an instructor believes that a student enrolled in one of his or her courses has engaged in academic misconduct and the sanctions listed under s. UWS 14.04 (1) (a) through (c) are inadequate or inappropriate, the instructor may proceed in accordance with this section to impose, subject to hearing rights in s. UWS 14.08, one or more of the disciplinary sanctions listed under s. UWS 14.04 (1) (d) through (h).

1. Conference with Student.

When an instructor concludes that proceedings under this section are warranted, the instructor shall promptly offer to discuss the matter with the student. The purpose of this discussion is to permit the instructor to review with the student the bases for his or her belief that the student engaged in academic misconduct, and to afford the student an opportunity to respond.

2. Determination by the instructor that no academic misconduct occurred.

If, as a result of a discussion under sub. (1), the instructor determines that academic misconduct did not in fact occur or that no disciplinary sanction is warranted under the circumstances, the matter will be considered resolved without the necessity for further action or a written report.

3. Process following determination by the Instructor that academic misconduct occurred.

  1. If, as a result of a discussion under sub. (1), the instructor determines that academic misconduct did occur and that one or more of the disciplinary sanctions listed under s. UWS 14.04 (1) (d) through (h) should be recommended, the instructor shall prepare a written report so informing the student, which shall contain the following:
    1. A description of the misconduct;
    2. Specification of the sanction recommended;
    3. Notice of the student's right to request a hearing before the academic misconduct hearing committee; and
    4. A copy of the institutional procedures adopted to implement this section.
  2. The written report shall be delivered personally to the student or be mailed to the student by regular first class United States mail at his or her current address, as maintained at the institution. In addition, copies of the report shall be provided to the institution's student affairs officer and to others authorized by institutional procedures.
  3. A student who receives a written report under this section has the right to a hearing before the academic misconduct hearing committee under s. UWS 14.08 to contest the determination that academic misconduct occurred, or the choice of disciplinary sanction, or both. If the student desires the hearing before the academic misconduct hearing committee, the student must file a written request with the students affairs officer within 10 days of personal delivery or mailing of the written report. If the student does not request a hearing within this period, the determination of academic misconduct shall be regarded as final, and the disciplinary sanction recommended shall be imposed.

4. Process following determination by the Instructor that disciplinary probation, suspension or expulsion may be warranted.

  1. If, as a result of a discussion under sub. (1), the instructor determines that academic misconduct did occur and that disciplinary probation, suspension or expulsion under s. UWS 14.04 (1) (i) or (j) should be recommended, the instructor shall provide a written report to the investigating officer, which shall contain the following:
    1. A description of the misconduct; and
    2. Specification of the sanction recommended. Upon receipt of a report under this subsection, the investigating officer may proceed, in accordance with s. UWS 14.07, to impose a disciplinary sanction.
  2. Upon receipt of a report under this subsection, the investigating officer may proceed, in accordance with s. UWS 14.07, to impose a disciplinary sanction.

History: Cr. Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89.