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Section VIII: Early Resolution Procedures

A. Early Resolution under the Honor Code. In participating academic units,[FN41] a faculty member can propose early resolution of suspected Level I and II Honor Code violations (see Appendix I) directly to the student rather than refer the matter to the Honor Council. An instructor considering this option contacts the Director of CVRP (prior or subsequent to an initial conversation with the student under Sec. VII.C above) for guidance on the level of conduct at issue, the student’s eligibility for early resolution (which can be restricted due to previous Honor or serious Conduct violations), and the sanctions available (see Appendix I).

B. Early Resolution Proposals

1. Level I Violations. The instructor proposes a grade consequence and an educational requirement in accordance with Appendix I.

2. Level II Violations. The instructor proposes both a grade consequence and referral to the Honor Council for proceedings on additional sanctions in accordance with Appendix I.

3. Level III Violations.
Level III Violations are not eligible for early resolution and must be referred to the Honor Council for investigation and, if necessary, a proceeding to resolve the matter.

C. Undergraduate Early Resolution Process

1. An instructor who chooses to offer Early Resolution informs the student of the student’s option to consult with CVRP staff and of the right to consult a student advisor prior to agreeing to the proposal.

2. An instructor who chooses to offer Early Resolution reports the proposal to CVRP.

3. CVRP will summarize the suspected violation(s) and proposed sanction in writing, and the student has one working day to decide whether to accept the instructor’s proposed resolution.

4. If the student agrees to the proposed resolution, CVRP will provide a copy of the agreement to the instructor, the Honor Council, and the student.

5. If the student agrees to the proposed resolution, the matter of the violation is considered resolved, and no subsequent appeal is available (although the Respondent can appeal any additional sanction imposed by the Honor Council in Level II violations under Sec. VIII.B.1 above).

6. If the student contests the suspected violation and/or declines the early resolution proposal, the instructor reports the alleged violation to CVRP and informs the student of the duty to report to the Honor Council under Sec. IX.

7. An instructor who chooses not to offer early resolution reports the alleged violation to CVRP and informs the student of the duty to report to the Honor Council under Sec. IX.

8. If the student is not enrolled in the course that was allegedly compromised, the instructor handles the matter under Sec. IX.

[FN41] Early resolution is an option only for undergraduate students and graduate students in then School of Business and only for
defined Levels of Violations. The Council for each graduate/professional school, in consultation with the Honor System Advisory
Committee, decides whether to make early resolution for violations involving Respondents enrolled in that school. Please see the
School of Business Honor Council’s website for details regarding its Early Resolution Process.