What to do if suspended
September 7, 2009 2:37 PM Subscribe
How to appeal to president on academic dishonesty accusation? What to do if I get suspended from my university?
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-Last spring, I was accused of academic dishonesty
-A professor lost half of the writing portion of my midterm
-When I wanted to discuss it with her, I noticed that half was missing, so I re-wrote the missing half, thinking it was nothing
-She had scanned photocopies of the midterms the entire time
-Midterms did not match up
-She accused me of 'serious' academic dishonesty
(Even though she was the one who lost my exam and then asked ME to produce mine, when she knew that she had scanned copies of them on her computer to which we could make reference).
-She initially wanted to give me an "F" with "Academic Dishonesty" annotations on my transcript.
-I appealed to a committee who removed the "AD" annotations but wanted to give an "F" with "Two semesters of suspension"
-I appealed a second time at a hearing but the provost did not change the punishment.
-I am about to appeal a third time, to the president of my university. They wanted to suspend me Fall 2009-Spring 2010 but it's fall now and it is my third week attending classes. Since I am still in the process of appealing, I am technically allowed to attend class. I do not want to get suspended now, since this is the semester I've been most looking forward to.
Any advice on what I should say when asking the uni president to drop the 'suspension' part of the punishment? I am not sure how to go about this.
I would love to go to graduate school, and I do not want to piss anyone off in case they decide to annotate my transcripts again (suspension does not show up on transcripts).
If I am suspended, what should I do with all the time off?
I've already lived abroad/traveled extensively, etc. Any interesting "Gap Year" ideas or programs come to mind?