Procedures at IU Bloomington
II. Student Disciplinary Procedures
A. Academic Misconduct
Step Three: Limited Procedural Appeal to the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs or Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
- A student may not appeal the unit hearing board’s factual conclusion as to whether misconduct occurred, or the propriety of the academic sanction imposed. If, however, either the student or the faculty member believes that a procedural error occurred at the unit hearing board that was serious enough to prevent the board’s full and fair consideration of a misconduct finding or academic sanction, then s/he may file a written appeal with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs (graduate student cases) or the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (undergraduate student cases). The student or faculty member has ten (10) calendar days from the date s/he receives the decision of a unit hearing board to file the appeal.
- The Vice Provost talks with the student or faculty member and the presiding officer of the unit hearing board, separately or together, at the Vice Provost’s discretion. If this does not resolve the matter, a Campus Review Board appointed by the Vice Provost reviews the record. If the record indicates that a serious procedural error occurred earlier in the proceedings that prevented the board’s full and fair consideration of a misconduct finding or academic sanction, the Board will inform the Vice Provost, who will send the matter back to the unit hearing board for further proceedings to correct the error. The Vice Provost may appoint an advisor to assist the unit hearing board.
- If the Campus Review Board concludes that no serious procedural error occurred within the unit that prevented the board’s full and fair consideration of the misconduct finding and/or academic sanction, the Vice Provost denies the appeal. The finding of misconduct and academic sanction imposed then take effect. The Vice Provost reports this outcome to the Office of the Dean of Students and to the dean of the unit in which misconduct occurred.