Find details of the Expedited Academic Misconduct Process, and an archive of the previous Covid-19 changes here
To help manage the workload across UCL in relation to Academic Misconduct casework it was agreed in 2019-20 that cases may be considered without the need for a panel hearing, using the an expedited Academic Misconduct Process.
This process applied from 2019-20 onwards, and was made a permament addition for 2023-24.
|The following clarifications to the procedures will now only apply to those students completing the 2020-21 academic year, and will no longer apply for 2021-22:|
|Penalty Table - Flexibility|
Currently section 9.3 ‘Adjudication and Penalty Guidance’ offers a structured table of penalties to ensure a greater level of consistency across UCL. Feedback provided during 2019-20 highlighted that on some occasions the suggested penalty may be inappropriate. The following has been agreed for 2020-21:
In cases where it is felt that the penalty indicated in the guidance table is unsuitable in light of the particular circumstances of a case, an exceptional circumstances application can be made to the Faculty Tutor who, in consultation with the Chair of Academic Misconduct Panel where necessary, can offer approval to deviate from the guidance.
Such cases may include, but not limited to:
|Adjudication of online exam offences|
|2.||Currently 'Examination Room Misconduct' is handled via the central Academic Misconduct Panel adjudication process. It has been agreed that online exams are not being completed under exam room conditions, and therefore all Academic Misconduct offences relating to online exams are handled in-line with the procedures for non-exam offences. Cases of Academic Misconduct should be considered by the relevant adjudication process depending on severity as outlined in 9.3 Adjudication and Penalty Guidance.|
|The following clarifications to the procedures will now only apply to those students completing the 2019-20 academic year, and will no longer apply for 2020-21:|
|Weighting status for Alternative Assessments|
|1.||For some modules, an assessment component may have been excluded, affecting the weighting of the remaining components. It has been agreed that the original weighting should apply for the purposes of the Academic Misconduct procedure.|
|Weighting status for Excluded Components|
|2.||For some modules, an assessment component may have been excluded, affecting the weighting of the remaining components. It has been agreed that the original weighting should apply for the purposes of the Academic Misconduct procedure.|