Academic Appeals Committee Reports: Key Principles
The Office of Appeals, Discipline and Faculty Grievances ("ADFG") has identified reports that discuss key principles that parties to an Academic Appeals Committee matter may find helpful. Knowing how the Academic Appeals Committee has dealt with a similar issue in the past may be helpful when preparing for an Academic Appeals Committee hearing.
While the ADFG identified these reports as containing key principles, this selection is not exhaustive, nor will a party necessarily agree with the key principle that has been identified. Depending on the circumstances, other reports in the database may be more relevant. It is up to a party to determine which report(s) they find useful and how best to argue their case. Parties may also wish to use the ADFG's database of all Academic Appeals Committee reports to find decisions relevant to their matter.
Please note this selection should not be construed as legal advice, and ADFG assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the report summaries or key principles described. Consequently, ADFG strongly encourages you to search the database and review the reports carefully to identify reports you believe are most relevant to your situation.
Please read the following search instructions and parameters carefully before conducting research.
This database allows you to search Academic Appeal Committee reports that illustrate key principles, as selected by the ADFG. These reports are categorized by key principles and outcomes.
This tool is not meant to be exhaustive but was developed merely to assist as part of your independent research. The reports are selected for your ease of reference only, and the principles they illustrate are not necessarily binding on the Academic Appeals Committee, nor will a party necessarily agree with the principles identified.
How to search for reports that contain key principles?
Reports containing key principles identified by the ADFG Office can be found as follows:
- To see the list of key principles discussed in reports from the Academic Appeals Committee, click on the down arrow for the Key Principles box.
- Select a key principle from that drop-down menu. (For example, you can select "Procedural, Substantive, and Other Issues".)
- A second box may appear to the right if that principle is divided into additional principles. To narrow your search, select a subject from the drop-down menu in that second box. (Using the example in the previous step, you can select "Reconsideration request and functus officio". From here, you can proceed to step 7 below.)
- If that subject can be broken down further, a third box will appear to the right. Select a subject by using the drop-down menu in that third box.
- If you want to refine your search even further, select a specific outcome using the drop-down menu in the Outcome box (such as "appeal allowed" or "appeal dismissed).
- If you want to continue to narrow your search, you may do so by adding keywords in the Search box.
- Click the APPLY button to see the results. Reports meeting your search criteria will appear. (For example, using the search criteria in steps 2 and 3, Report 418 appears.)
- To view a report summary, click on the VIEW REPORT SUMMARY button for that report. That button appears after the keywords.
- To view an entire report, click the VIEW REPORT button, which can be found after the summary or on the initial summary page for the report.