If you're a student at a college or university in Colorado, and you're facing an academic misconduct charge, you already know it's a serious matter, unfortunately. Academic misconduct charges can affect future opportunities, both academically and professionally. It can affect graduate school, internships, employment. Academic misconduct can encompass various forms: plagiarism, cheating on an exam, not citing properly, collaboration with other students, whatever the case may be.
Different schools use different resolution methods to address an academic misconduct charge. Some schools use an investigative model. Some schools use a hearing model. Some schools use a combination. Schools are often in a rush to judgment, that's the unfortunate reality. So much is at stake when facing an academic misconduct charge that you have to make certain that the school's following its processes and respecting your rights and interests through the process. An experienced advisor can help navigate the system for you and can potentially help allow of more favorable outcome.