1. Composition of the Academic Court
Cases of academic dishonesty will be judged by an Academic Court consisting of four student members and three faculty members, plus one student alternate and one faculty alternate. The Academic Court will be under the jurisdiction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs through the Associate Academic Dean.
2. Selection of Student Members
The Student Government Association Executive Board will determine the procedures for the selection or election of the four regular student members each spring. These students will serve on the Academic Court for the entire forthcoming academic year. The Student Government Association Executive Board will select the student alternate from among freshman applicants at the beginning of the academic year.
If the alleged violation involves a graduate student, the Associate Academic Dean will work with the Directors of the graduate programs to appoint two graduate students who will temporarily serve on the court. These students will replace two of the other students to hear this specific case.
3. Election of Faculty Members
Faculty members will be elected by the faculty. Faculty terms will last two academic years. Each year two faculty members will be elected, with the faculty member receiving the second highest vote total serving as the faculty alternate for the first year of his or her term.
4. Summer Appointments
If the Academic Court must convene during the summer recess, the Associate Academic Dean shall have the authority to appoint faculty members and, in consultation with the Vice President of Student Life, to appoint students to fill temporary vacancies on the Court.
5. Selection of the Chair
The nine members of the Academic Court will select a Chair from among the seven regular members of the Court. The Chair will be responsible for receiving and sending correspondence, including accusations of academic violations, and scheduling meetings and hearings.