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How to Serve as an Academic Honesty Panelist

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Academic Honesty Panels are made up of two faculty members and three students. The policy defines a “panelist” as

"any student or faculty member appointed by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction to serve on an Academic Honesty Panel. All panelists must be certified by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction as qualified and willing to serve. All panelists must have completed an orientation session about this policy. Faculty panelists must be tenured or tenure-track. Student panelists must be currently enrolled at the University and provide a written application certifying that they have not violated the policy of academic honesty at this university or any other institution. The application to serve as a panelist constitutes authorization to the Office of the Vice President for Instruction to verify the accuracy of that certification."

Panelists review materials related to the allegation, hear from the instructor and student, and then decide (in private) whether or not a violation of the policy has occurred. As required by the policy, all new faculty and student panelists must attend an informational meeting about the policy and procedures prior to serving on any panels. The total average time commitment is no more than 3 hours once or twice a semester.

Those interested in serving should contact the Director at honesty@uga.edu.