Graduate Honor System Review Process
Cases referred to the Graduate Honor System may be resolved through facilitated discussion or through panel review, depending on case eligibility and/or by choice of the individuals involved:
- Facilitated discussion is quick-resolution option for cases that involve low-level first-time potential cheating or plagiarism violations by students, when both student(s) and faculty referrer agree to review the facts of the case with the aid of a trained GHS facilitator and jointly decided on a penalty, if applicable. A record of the facilitated discussion is submitted to the GHS by the facilitator after all participants have signed the form.
- Panel review offers a three-step process that consists of evidence gathering by an associate chair including interviewing all involved parties, a preliminary review by 7 trained GHS panelists, and a subsequent full review, if applicable, by a panel of seven different GHS panelists, with the participation of the referrer and the referred.
- Decisions reached by a Review Panel may be appealed through the appeal process described in the GHS constitution.
The flow chart below shows how cases progress through the system.