The University of Texas is a public school located in Austin, Texas. UT Austin is not only the choice for local students, but students worldwide. This diverse student body may push some to make poor academic choices. Cheating, plagiarism, collusion, misrepresentation and other violations of the academic code are taken seriously. What should a student at UT Austin do if they are caught breaking the Academic Code? Read on for the answer from a defense attorney for students.
What are considered violations of the University of Texas Austin Code?
- Copying from another student
- Using unauthorized materials
- Buying or selling assignment or tests
- Falsifying data or research
- Unauthorized Collaboration or Collusion
- Dishonesty (Falsification, forgery, or misrepresentation of information)
How will a student at UT Austin know they are accused of academic dishonesty?
The student will be contacted by the professor or the Dean to discuss the charges against them.
What happens at a University of Texas Austin hearing?
A UT Austin student may select a hearing if they want to defend against the academic dishonesty charge. In a hearing, the student will get the opportunity to present their case to a panel of students and faculty. If a student chooses this option, they must be prepared to answer and ask questions of witnesses, present evidence, and more. The student must make a solid defense presentation. Thorough preparation for an academic hearing is a must.
Can you serve as my adviser at the UT Austin hearing?
Yes. The university allows attorneys to act as advisers for an academic hearing.Committee hearings can be scary, and students often underestimate the preparedness it takes to win. I work with students to prepare statements, witness questions, evidence presentation, and much more to give a student the best chance at a successful outcome.
What types of punishment can a UT Austin student face if they are found guilty of an Honor Code violation?
The sanctions for an academic dishonesty violation can range from a written warning up to expulsion and revocation of degree. The sanction will depend on the severity of the accusation and the success of the student’s defense presentation.
Can I appeal a sanction from a University of Texas Austin disciplinary hearing?
Yes. After a student receives a decision, they have 14 business days to submit a written appeal. I help students write disciplinary appeals. This is often the students last chance at overturning a sanction. Don’t risk it on your own.
Can you help me fight my academic violation at UT Austin?
Yes. I assist students throughout the United States to defend against academic violations. Using my nearly twenty years of legal experience combined with specialized knowledge of the student disciplinary process, I give students the best chance at a successful outcome.
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Richard Asselta is an award-winning attorney who assists UT Austin students facing academic violations. Call today to avoid suspension, dismissal or expulsion from University of Texas Austin. Click here to read what clients are saying about Richard on AVVO, an attorney review website. http://catalog.utexas.edu/pdf/2012-2013-geninfo.pdf