Academic Responsibility

The University makes a distinction between acts of academic irresponsibility and other conduct which may subject an individual to disciplinary action. To avoid confrontation between a student and professor, encourage consistency of recommended penalties, and protect the rights of individuals, charges of academic irresponsibility are handled by the Board of Review on Academic Responsibility.

The Board of Review on Academic Responsibility is made up of at least ten faculty members selected by the Committee on Instruction and students drawn from the membership of the Community Judicial Board. The Board is served by an associate registrar as a non-voting secretary. The faculty members serve staggered three-year terms. A faculty member who has been on the Board for at least one year may serve as chair of a Board panel.

Each case of alleged academic irresponsibility is heard by a five-member panel composed of three faculty members who do not have the accused student(s) in class in the current semester and two students who do not know the student; every effort is made to secure gender representation on each Board panel. Upon receiving a case, the Associate Dean will ask the Registrar's Office to schedule a meeting of a Board panel.

The faculty members of the Board of Review on Academic Responsibility for 2014-2015 are:

Mihai Banciu, Management
Morgan Benowitz-Fredericks, Biology
Beth Duckles, Sociology (on leave spring 2015)
Donna Ebenstein, Biomedical Engineering (on leave 2014-15)
Emily Geist, Mechanical Engineering
Richard Henne-Ochoa, Education
Brian King, Computer Science (1-year replacement)
Sarah Manoogian, Mechanical Engineering (1-year replacement)
Skip McGoun, Management
Collin McKinney, Spanish (on leave 2014-15)
Lakeisha Meyer, Education
Aaron Mitchel, Psychology
Berhanu Nega, Economics
James Orr, East Asian Studies
Benoit Razet, Computer Science (on leave 2014-15)
David Rovnyak, Chemistry
Lori Smolleck, Education (chair)
Tia Stokes-Brown, Political Science (on leave 2014-15)
Lea Wittie, Computer Science (spring 2015 replacement)


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