Rules of Procedure and Evidence
Rules of procedure and evidence applied in civil or criminal court actions shall not apply in the investigation or review or complaints of academic dishonesty. Members of the college faculty, staff, and administration shall, however, take reasonable and appropriate measures to insure that due process, confidentiality, and the rights of students and faculty are preserved.
Unless and until a formal finding of a violation has been reached, all instructors and members of the college faculty, staff, and administration involved with a complaint shall take appropriate precautions to maintain confidentiality concerning the name of the accused, the nature of the complaint, and its supporting evidence except insofar as such information must be divulged in order to investigate the allegations or to conduct a hearing. If a violation is found, disclosure shall be limited to that initiated by the Dean of the College as specified in Section VI.G below. If no violation is found, all record of the complaint shall be destroyed and the nature of the evidence, and the proceedings shall remain confidential.
B. Rights of Students and Instructors
Those accused of academic dishonesty and those bringing accusations have the following rights:
- To participate in an informal hearing within the Department or academic unit in which the alleged act of dishonesty occurred and/or a formal hearing before the College Committee on Academic Honesty;
- To receive, at least one week in advance of such a hearing, written notice of the following:
a. The charge, including the date and circumstances of the purported act of dishonesty;
b. The date, time, and location of the hearing and the names of witnesses to be called by those adjudicating the case;
- To present evidence at such hearings and to call and question witnesses;
- To bring a personal advisor to such hearings. Such an advisor may not be an attorney and may only address the hearing at the discretion of the person conducting the proceedings.
Instructors involved in academic honesty cases are indemnified by the University according to policies set forth in The Faculty Manual of Saint Louis University, particularly the section pertaining to legal representation and indemnification.