Protecting Students from Academic Misconduct Findings: How a Disciplinary Attorney Can Help
In Michigan, over 363,000 students are currently enrolled in post-secondary institutions on full-time basis. The academic leaderships in these institutions are committed to maintaining strict codes of academic integrity and continuously strive to eliminate acts of dishonesty such as cheating. Academic dishonesty carries serious consequences, such as suspension or expulsion, and the student disciplinary process must be conducted according to correct procedures.
Unfortunately, sometimes busy administrators may overlook or forget an accused students rights to due process. It is critical for the accused student to have proper representation to ensure fairness throughout the investigative and hearing process.
Todd Spodek is highly experienced in all areas of protecting students from false allegations of academic misconduct and will fight tirelessly for his client’s rights at Michigan’s colleges and universities.
Academic Misconduct Records
Educational institutions have an obligation to maintain complete records and transcripts for all students. Sometimes actions of student misconduct can have long-term consequences that can affect the students future opportunities. If you plan to apply to another college or graduate program, your prior misconduct record can negatively affect your chances of getting admitted into law or medical schools that perform extensive background checks.
Sanction Review Process: How It Works
Those found guilty of academic misconduct will receive sanctions based on standard regulations set forth by their specific university or college systems. However, many institutions allow the students facing sanctions to request that the severity of their punishment be reconsidered for review purposes.
The sanction review petition does not grant automatic appeal rights; however, it may be incorporated into a client’s overall defense strategy by Spodek Law Group who will argue that the penalties were excessive considering what took place. Typically during this process a written explanation why the penalty is unjust must be presented.
Having an experienced attorney who specializes in this area is essential when seeking fair punishments during appeals negotiations and can lead better results while defending the rights of students.
The Appeals Process at the University of Michigan
Students who have been found responsible for academic misconduct can use the appeals process to contest the charges. The appeals must follow very specific procedures as required by Michigan law and be heard by a neutral board or judge. Any student who has been notified about suspicious conduct within their institution can counter it through their Office of Dean for Student Affairs, Office of Academic Integrity or other higher-level office departments.
– The appeal request submitted must be timely and in writing
– It must include a clear explanation of why the decision was incorrect
– It is highly advised that attorney representation is obtained in order to ensure best results
Justifying Your Appeals with Assistance From Legal Counsel
Properly drafting an appeal properly takes time and experience. Petitions drafted correctly will present documented errors during the hearing process, unexpected new evidences that have arisen, signs of disciplinary bias, procedural errors or violated student rights.
Attorney Todd Spodek provides superior legal service and strives to achieve positive results from a successful appeal through proven methods such as implementing powerful arguments or highlighting appropriate error in procedural protocol for your case as you work with his team toward success.
Colleges and Universities Throughout Michigan Represented by Todd Spodek Law Firm
Whatever your situation may be – from denying any academic misconduct to preparing for testimony – it is essential that students have qualified assistance throughout any proceeding related to allegation(s) made against them in these institutions. Being found guilty could lead to limitations when applying for internships or future employment opportunities.
Don’t delay; get support right away if suspected of academic misconduct within any college or university system in Michigan mentioned below:
Alpena Community College
Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
Baker College of Allen Park
Baker College of Auburn Hills
Baker College of Cadillac
Baker College of Clinton Township
Baker College of Flint
Baker College of Jackson
Baker College of Muskegon
Baker College of Owosso
Baker College of Port Huron
Bay de Noc Community College
Bay Mills Community College
Central Michigan University
College for Creative Studies Compass College of Cinematic Arts Concordia University Ann Arbor Cornerstone University Davenport University Delta College DeVry University Michigan Eastern Michigan University Ferris State University Finlandia University Glen Oaks Community College Gogebic Community College Grace Bible Collage
Grand Rapids Community Collage
Grand Valley State University Great Lakes Christian Collage
Henry Ford Community Collage
International Academy of Design and Technology Troy ITT Technical Institute Canton ITT Technical Institute Dearborn ITT Technical Institute Swartz Creek ITT Technical Institute Troy ITT Technical Institute Wyoming Jackson Community Collage Kalamazoo Collage Kalamazoo Valley Community Collage Kellogg Communty Collage Kettering Unversity Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Communty Collge Kirtland Commity Collge Kuyper Collge Lake Michigan Collge Lake Superior State Universtiy Lansing Communty Collge
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Montcalm Commuty college
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Olivet College Rochester College Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Collage Saginaw Valley State University Sanford Brown College Dearborn San ford Brown college Grand Rapids Schoolcraft College Siena Heights Unversity South Univrsity Novi
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