Faculty Conference Resolution

What is a Faculty Conference Resolution (FCR)?

A faculty member can choose to address a potential violation of the Academic Honor Code on their own if they choose. A meeting between the primary instructor and the accused student(s) can be mutually arranged to reach a resolution. This resolution then gets reported to the Office of Student Integrity (OSI) upon completion.

Checklist of Procedure:

  • Email the student and the the Assistant Director of OSI (andrew.lawrence@studentlife.gatech.edu), within 5 days of suspicion of academic misconduct
  • Meet with student to conduct FCR process
  • Student must be given the opportunity to decline the FCR process at any point
  • Student must read Section 3 of Academic Code: Rights of the Respondent
  • Faculty member explains why they believe the student's work or actions violate policy
  • Supporting materials (if applicable) for the allegation(s) are reviewed with the student
  • Student can present documentation, witnesses, and other supporting information the student deems relevant
  • If a student accepts responsibility, the Faculty member can institute a disciplinary warning and a maximum grade penalty of a zero on the assignment. The resolution would be forwarded to OSI using the online incident referral form.
  • If the student accepts responsibility for a violation and has prior disciplinary history, the matter will be referred to OSI for resolution. The FCR grade impact recommendations will be seriously considered by OSI.
  • If a student does NOT accept responsibility, the Faculty member should still fill out the online incident referral form and forward the case to OSI if academic misconduct is still suspected.
  • Complete the online incident referral form
  • Please indicate in the incident description section that a FCR was completed, including if responsibility was established and recommended sanctions.

If you have questions, please contact Andrew Lawrence, Assistant Director at 404-385-0313.