Timelines and responsiveness
Academic misconduct procedures can be particularly stressful for students, and the outcomes can have serious consequences for their studies and future careers. It is therefore particularly important that the investigations, meetings and appeals are conducted as quickly as possible, consistent with fairness.
Delays are likely to occur where the case is complex, the student or witnesses are not available to attend meetings or hearings, or where proceedings are put on hold because of a criminal investigation or the student’s impending assessments. In those cases, you should keep the student and any witnesses informed about the progress of the investigation, and when it is likely to conclude.
The following academic misconduct procedural flowchart includes information about the normal time lines for differing stages.
Academic Misconduct Procedural Flowchart (UHI Regulations 2018-19)
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