The procedure for appealing imposition of a sanction ranging from censure to dismissal for a violation of academic integrity is as follows:
Step I – The student completes the Student Complaint and Appeal Form located under For Students in the MyUSF Portal. The student must submit the completed form no later than 10 work days after notification of the censure or dismissal.
Step II – The Dean must schedule a meeting with the student within five work days after receiving the form. If a resolution is achieved at the meeting, no further action will be taken beyond the Dean recording the agreed upon decision on the Student Complaint and Appeal Form. The form will be stored confidentially in the student information system. If no resolution is achieved, the form is forwarded to the Chair of the Educational Standards Committee. The student should expect notification of an appeal hearing to be convened within seven work days after the Chair receives notification.
Step III – The Student Appeals Subcommittee, composed of the Chair of the Educational Standards Committee, two additional faculty members preferably from the Educational Standards Committee, and two students preferably from the appropriate college and approved by the Provost will convene a hearing. The subcommittee will interview the student, the Dean, and at the discretion of the committee, any other persons related to the appeal. The student, the Registrar, the Dean, and the Provost will receive electronic notification of the subcommittee’s decision within three work days of the hearing. This will be followed by hardcopy letter to the student, the Registrar, and the Dean within five work days of the hearing. A complete file is forwarded to the Provost within five work days of the hearing. The decision of the subcommittee is final. The Dean will record the decision of the subcommittee on the Student Complaint and Appeal Form and the form will be stored confidentially in the student information system.