Manual of Policies and Procedures

E/1.4 Faculty academic misconduct committees charter

Contact Officer

Director, Governance and Legal Services

Approval Date

23/01/2018

Approval Authority

Vice-Chancellor and President

Date of Next Review

01/12/2018

1.4.1 Purpose
1.4.2 Accountability
1.4.3 Responsibilities
1.4.4 Delegations
1.4.5 Membership
1.4.6 Meeting frequency
1.4.7 Reporting and communication
1.4.8 Procedures
1.4.9 Secretariat
1.4.10 Application
Modification History

1.4.1 Purpose

Academic integrity is an important component of student academic work (C/5.3), and a failure to maintain standards of academic integrity is considered to be academic misconduct. The Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee considers allegations of academic misconduct by students and determines whether allegations have been substantiated.

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1.4.2 Accountability

Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee is an academic committee accountable to the Faculty Academic Board.

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1.4.3 Responsibilities

Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee undertakes the following:

  • hears cases of major academic misconduct referred to it under Management of student misconduct (E/8.1)
  • considers whether an allegation of major academic misconduct against a student is substantiated
  • makes a recommendation to the Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar or the Executive Dean on any penalty/ies to be imposed where there is a determination that misconduct has been substantiated.

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1.4.4 Delegations

Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee determines whether or not an allegation of student academic misconduct is substantiated.

Refer to Appendix 3 - Schedule of Authorities and Delegations (C132).

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1.4.5 Membership

  • One senior academic staff member of the faculty nominated by faculty academic board, as Chair
  • One academic staff member of the faculty nominated by faculty academic board
  • One student of the faculty nominated by faculty academic board.

Alternate members may be nominated in each membership category with full membership rights.  Alternate members may attend a meeting when the ordinary member is unable to attend a meeting.

The quorum for a meeting is three members.

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1.4.6 Meeting frequency

Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee meets monthly or as required.

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1.4.7 Reporting and communication

Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee prepares a report for the Executive Dean or Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar on each student case considered at a meeting.

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1.4.8 Procedures

Except in regard to quorum, Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee operates in accordance with Council Procedure 1 - Committees and Management of student misconduct (E/8.1).

Due to the nature of its business, Faculty Academic Misconduct Committee has a committee operating procedure to assist with its operation and the processes to be followed at meetings. The procedure is provided to a student when an allegation notice is issued.

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1.4.9 Secretariat

A nominee of the executive dean of the relevant faculty is secretary.

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1.4.10 Application

Consistent with E/8.1.3, the QUT International College will establish an Academic Misconduct Committee as set out in this policy.

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Modification History

Date Sections Source Details
23.01.18 All Vice-Chancellor Terms of reference redrafted to committee charter
02.12.15 All Governance and Legal Services Policy revised following new policy E/10.6 Revocation of an award
10.11.13 All Vice-Chancellor Policy revised following post-implementation review of E/8.1
23.09.11 All Governance and Legal Services Policy revised to clarify the Committee's role in making recommendations to the Registrar on penalty
30.08.10 All Vice-Chancellor

New policy

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