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5. Who conducts the hearing?

For cases involving Columbia College or Columbia Engineering students, two staff members from the Dean of Student Affairs Office serve as the hearing officers.

3. How will reporting this incident impact the student?

As it is a disciplinary process, a student found responsible for academic dishonesty will be subject to appropriate sanctions.

6. Why report incidents of academic dishonesty to OJA?

It is important to report academic misconduct so that we can challenge students to reason through ethical situations they encounter as part of the learning process. Reporting academic misc

4. What is OJA’s role in handling academic dishonesty?

Through the Dean’s Discipline hearing process, OJA seeks to support the faculty in ‘the intellectual venture in which we are all engaged’ by promoting the ‘highest level of personal and academic in

2. How will I know if my student is subject to University disciplinary action?

The OJA will generally not contact parents to notify them about a disciplinary issue their student is having unless there is a specific concern about the student’s safety or the student’s disciplin


1. How can I learn how my student is doing?

The best approach is to discuss your student's status with your son or daughter directly. Communicating with young adults isn't easy and they are not always as forthcoming as you might like. The college years are a period of remarkable growth and maturation, and students' ability and willingness to share information and insights usually grows, particularly as they acquire the confidence that comes with assuming greater responsibility for their own lives.


19.Will the appeal officer accept letters of character?

It is not necessary to submit character reference letters unless the person writing on your behalf has direct information about the actual incident that was not originally submitted as part of the



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