Students have the right to receive a fair and timely procedure during investigations.
Option 1: Opportunity for Explanation through Email
If the faculty member requests that the student submit a sufficient explanation by email. This is an opportunity for the student to provide an explanation and evidence regarding the suspected incident. In your email, provide a clear and chronological explanation. You can provide supporting documentation to help support your case.
Option 2: Opportunity for Discussion
In the meeting with your faulty, there will be questions asked related to the issue of concern. This meeting is the opportunity to provide evidence and explain any missing information.
Students have the right to appeal within five business days if they have sufficient evidence that an academic incident did not occur or an error in the procedure. Before proceeding with the appeal process, students can use the interactive academic appeal walkthrough on the Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) website and review the Guide to Appealing an Academic Integrity Violation to help navigate the process.
If you need assistance understanding the Appeal process, please contact CSI Student Advocates or The Academic Integrity Office.