Optometry Student Handbook 2023-2024

College of Optometry (CO) 2023–2024 129 • Other sanctions—The Honor Council may impose other appropriate sanctions singularly or in combination with any of the above-listed sanctions, including, but not limited to, community service, restitution, loss of specific privileges, and makeup assignments. 2. Grade Change Authorization Change in either an individual assignment or test grade and/or course grade by the instructor of record may be authorized by the dean based on the Honor Court’s recommendation. Article V. Records 1. The coordinator of the Honor Council will maintain written records of the activities of the Honor Council. 2. A separate Honor Council file will be kept in the administrative office of the dean. Documents related to the Honor Council will be maintained in this location and include, but are not limited to, written complaints, Honor Council assignments, and Honor Council reports. 3. Any notifications of the outcome will be kept as part of the records of the Honor Council. 4. All records of the proceedings of the Honor Council will be made available to the dean. 5. I nformation regarding the identities of those involved in a hearing shall remain strictly confidential. Release of information should be done with discretion by the dean in consultation with the Honor Council and should be based on a justifiable, need-to-know basis in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Article VI. Reporting 1. A written report prepared by the Honor Council Coordinator will be submitted to the dean after the recommendation has been reached. A copy of the report will be kept in the Honor Council file in the administrative office. 2. The dean will notify the accused student of the dean’s decision, in writing. A copy of the notification will be kept in the Honor Council file in the administrative office. 3. In the event of a violation, a copy of the dean’s decision letter will be placed in the student’s academic file at the college. Article VII. Procedures for Appeal Section 1. Appeal Process A student found in violation of the CO Rules of Conduct has the right to appeal the dean’s decision solely based upon procedural error committed by the Honor Court or the dean. The appeal process and procedure is found in the section titled Appeals Board of this handbook. Article VIII. Revisions Students and faculty members may propose a revision to the Honor Code. Proposed revisions should be directed to the coordinator of the Honor Council and the dean in writing. Revisions to the CO Rules