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Deakin has rules that prohibit students from engaging in inappropriate behaviour. Inappropriate behaviour may be:
Further information is available on Academic Misconduct.
Further information is available on General Misconduct.
The consequences of misconduct can be serious. The rules allow Deakin to impose penalties on you if you engage in misconduct. The rules allow for penalties such as:
Students and staff who believe that a student has engaged in misconduct should make a report to the student’s Faculty Committee Chair.
If an allegation of misconduct is made against you, your Faculty’s misconduct committee may investigate the allegation. If the Faculty Committee does investigate the allegation of misconduct, the Committee must:
If you receive an allegation of misconduct, you should:
When the Faculty Committee has completed its investigation, it must decide either that:
If the Faculty Committee decide that you did engage in misconduct, you can appeal the decision to the University Appeals Committee. You must lodge an appeal within 20 working days. Information about how to appeal and the appeal form are in the letter from the Faculty Committee.
If you have been found guilty of misconduct you should read the decision letter very carefully. It details what you must do and when you must do it by. If you want to appeal the Faculty Committee's decision, you should:
The University Appeals Committee may hear your appeal. If the University Appeals Committee hear your appeal against a finding of misconduct, you will have the opportunity to present your case. When the University Appeals Committee has heard your appeal it may decide to:
The University Appeals Committee decision is final and binding.
If you think that the University did not follow it's misconduct processes or procedures, you can make a complaint to the Victorian Ombudsman.
|Faculty of Arts and Eduction||Faculty Committee Contact|
|Academic Misconduct||Associate Professor Sally Totman|
|General Misconduct||Professor Brenda Cherednichenko|
|Faculty of Business and Law||Faculty Committee Contact|
|Academic and General Misconduct||Mr Michael Volkov and Mr Sam Cusumano (Co-chairs)|
|Faculty of Health||Faculty Committee Contact|
|Academic Misconduct||Professor Bernie Marshall|
|General Misconduct||Professor Maxine Duke|
|Faculty of Science, Engineering
and Built Environment
|Faculty Committee Contact|
|Academic and General Misconduct||Professor Malcolm Campbell|
|University Appeals Committee||Contact number and email|
|University Appeals Secretary||03 5227 8532