If you have received an academic integrity allegation outcome and would like to submit an appeal, please contact our Advocacy team for a free appointment. Our experienced team can support you through the process.
Please note: A new Deakin University Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure will be introduced in 2023. You can access the new Student Academic Integrity Policy here, and the new Procedure here. You can access the Historic Versions of the Policy here, and the Procedure here. Some of this information may not be applicable to you, depending on when you have received your Academic Integrity Allegation. If you are unsure which process and information is right for you, please contact us and we will provide further information and advice. This Written Submission Academic Integrity Appeal Template is for the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure, effective 30/07/2021 to 22/01/2023. Once we have further information regarding the new appeals process, this webpage will be updated.
Here is a written submission template that you can use when submitting an academic integrity outcome appeal. Please feel free to use this template to write your appeal. Please ensure you have read our Appeal of an Academic Integrity Outcome webpage prior to writing your written submission. Please also consider contacting a DUSA Advocate for support with preparing your appeal.
Please note: The example written submission is only for appealing an outcome regarding a proven breach of academic integrity, i.e. you have already received an Academic Integrity Breach Allegation Outcome. If you have not already received an Outcome, you can access the Academic Integrity Breaches webpage here.
Deakin University Appeals Committee
(insert address of your campus)
Dear Deakin University Appeals Committee members,
Re: Appeal against a faculty decision or outcome regarding a proven breach of academic integrity in Assessment Item: in <insert unit code> Assessment item <insert name of Assessment Item> in <insert Trimester, year>.
I, (insert name), want to appeal against a decision of a Faculty Academic Integrity Committee to (insert decision and outcome (penalty) as indicated on the faculty outcome letter) pursuant to part 11 section 36 of the Academic Board Regulations.
Include a brief introduction here.
Provide some information about yourself.
I am appealing on the grounds of (briefly state which of the four possible grounds you are basing your appeal on).
Provide copies of any documents you think are relevant to your appeal.
Advocates can review your appeal letter and provide you with confidential feedback before you finalise it and submit it to the university appeals committee. Please contact us to arrange a free appointment.