By-law of the University of Sharjah by RodneySooialo

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									     By-law of the
  University of Sharjah




‫الخدمات الجامعية‬
   University of Sharjah Students’
         Discipline By-Laws

Article (1):
These by-laws shall be known as (the University of Sharjah Students’
Discipline By-Laws.

Article (2):
Provisions of these by-laws shall apply to all full-time registered stu-
dents at the University of Sharjah, who shall be subject to the disciplin-
ary provisions and procedures provided for therein.

Article (3):
The following terms and expressions shall have the meanings assigned
to them unless the context otherwise requires:
University : The University of Sharjah
Chancellor : The University Chancellor
Dean           : The Dean of Men/Women Students’ Affairs (as the
case may be).
Student        : The Male or Female Student as the case may be.
Committed cheating            : Caught the student start to cheating in a
test or examination, and attach the cheating clue available to cheating.
Try to cheating Caught the students who attempt any methods of com-
municating or cheating in a test or examination before using it.

Article (4):
The following acts shall constitute violations by students which shall be
deemed to be subject to the penalties set out in these by-laws:
A. Violating the existing laws, statutes, regulations, by-laws, rules in
   the country and applicable regulations at the University.
B. Violation of the Islamic ethics.
C. Willful absence or inciting others to miss classes and other day-
   to-day conduct of the business of the University that require atten-
   dance.
D. Violation of order inside classrooms, labs, libraries, or other
   University facilities.
E. Committing any act of misconduct which may be encroaching upon
   honor, dignity, public morals, or good conduct and behavior, or is


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         likely to damage the good name of the University or discredit its
         employees whether inside or outside the University, or in any activ-
         ity or occasion in which the University is engaged.
      F. Establishing or participating in any group on campus without prior
         authorization from the appropriate competent authorities whether on
         campus or off campus, or participating in any group activity in viola-
         tion of the University regulations.
      G. Unauthorized use of University premises, facilities or property
         for any other purpose whatsoever without obtaining approval in
         advance of the appropriate authority, or abuse of granted authoriza-
         tions to practice the above activities.
      H. Distributing brochures, or publishing newspapers, or posting adver-
         tisements, or collecting signatures without obtaining approval in
         advance by the University appropriate competent authorities, or
         using granted authorizations to conduct the above activities.
      I. Any insult or verbal abuse by the student directed toward any
         University faculty member, employee, fellow student, or visitor.
      J.	 Any	damage,	tampering,	or	disruption	of	the	University	movable	and	
          immovable properties.
      K. Any forgery of University documents or use of forged documents for
         any purpose whatsoever.
      L. Forgery, falsification, or unauthorized alteration of the University
         admission application or any other documents submitted by the stu-
         dent upon admission to the University.
      M. Any Committing or Trying to cheating in any form of cheating during
         examinations.
      N. Committing plagiarism by using another person’s work without prop-
         er acknowledgement of the original work.
      O. Taking an exam for another student or having another student tak-
         ing an exam for instead of other student.
      P. Violation of standards of Decency adopted in Sharjah.

      Article (5):
      In case a student violates the examinations regulations, or the guide-
      lines and instructions of the examination proctor/administrator, or will-
      fully causes disturbance and insisted on it, he/she be instructed to
      submit his/her examination paper and leave the examination room.


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The proctor/or examination administrator shall make a written report of
the incident immediately at the conclusion of the examination, obtain
approval of the Examinations Officer and forward it to the College dean
for necessary action.

Article (6):
The following penalties may be imposed against students who violate
the code of conduct:
A. Written warning (a reprimand).
B. Dismissal from the classroom.
C. Exclusion from attendance at classes in the course in which the
    alleged misbehavior occurs, provided that it is not in excess of 20%
    of the total number of lectures.
D. Exclusion for a specified period of time from using the services pro-
    vided by one or more facilities of the University in which the miscon-
    duct took place.
E. The student will be subject to restricted privileges for a specified
    period of time from engaging in one or more of the student activities
    in which the misconduct took place.
F. Warning in its three levels: first, second, and final.
G. Levying fine in no less than same the value of the material and not
    more than double the value of material which destroyed by the stu-
    dent.
H. Cancellation of the student’s registration in one or more courses of
    the semester courses in which the violation took place.
I. Cancellation of the student’s a test or examination in one or more
    courses of the semester courses in which Cancellation his examina-
    tion.
J.	 Disciplinary	probation:	placing	the	student	on	a	probationary	status	
    for one or more academic semesters.
K. Expulsion from the University. However, a student will be eligible for
    admission or re-enrollment at another university.
L. Permanent dismissal and denial of the benefits of his/her academic
    record.
M. Cancellation of the decision to award a degree in case there is any
    falsification or fraud in the awarding procedures.

Article (7):
In case a student is attempt cheating in a test or examination, he/she
shall be subject to a combination of the following penalties together:


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      A. Considered to have failed the course for which the exam has been
         taken.
      B. Cancellation of his/her registration in the courses in the semester in
         which he committed cheating.

      Article (8):
      1. In case a student is caught cheating in a test or examination, he/
         she shall be subject to a combination of the following penalties:
         A. Considered to have failed the course for which the exam has
            been taken.
         B. Cancellation of his/her registration in the courses in the semester
            in which he committed cheating.
         C. Suspension/Disciplinary probation for one semester, being the
            semester following the one in which he/she was caught. However,
            the summer session will not be considered an academic semes-
            ter for that matter. Furthermore, no course(s) taken at any other
            university will be given credit during the period of his/her suspen-
            sion.
      2. In case if the committee discover the cheating state after the exam,
         the committee must decide appropriate penalties.

      Article (9):
      It is possible apply a combination of two or more of the penalties out-
      lined in these by-laws.
      Article (10):
      A more severe penalty will be imposed upon a student in case he/she
      repeat commits other violations.

      Article (11):
      Decisions to impose penalties will be kept in the student’s file at the
      Deanship of Students’ Affairs. The concerned department will be noti-
      fied, in writing, with the penalty, and a copy of the decision will be sent
      to the student’s parents /guardian and to the scholarship-granting insti-
      tution, if any.

      Article (12):
      The Admission and Registration Department will document in the stu-
      dent’s file all the penalties issued against a student. An indication of
      this will recorded on the student’s academic transcript, and will be
      clearly stated in any document furnished to him/her.


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Article (13):
None of the penalties provided for in Article (6) of these by-laws may
be imposed unless an investigation is held with the student, a hearing
is convened, and his /her testimonies as well as the witnesses’ state-
ments are recorded. A student must be notified, in writing, to attend the
inquiry. If he/she fails to attend within the time limit set without valid
reason accepted by the inquiry committee, he/she loses his right to
hear his/her testimony and his/her case shall be decided without the
benefit of the absent person participation.

Article (14):
Any one who has conducted inquiry with a violator student may not be
a member in the students’ Discipline Committee.


Article (15):
A. The College Council shall, in the first month of each academic year
   and for one renewable year, set up an inquiry committee to look into
   the violations committed by students inside the college’s premises.
   The Committee shall be composed of three faculty members of the
   college. The Dean of the College shall refer the violations com-
   mitted inside the college’s premises, classrooms, or labs in which
   courses are given, to this committee for making recommendations
   for appropriate penalties to the Dean.

B. The Dean shall, in the first month of each academic year and for
   one renewable year, set up a inquiry committee to look into the
   violations committed by students on University campus outside the
   colleges’ premises. The Committee shall be composed of three fac-
   ulty members at the University after consultation with the concerned
   dean of the college. The Dean shall appoint the committee secre-
   tary, refer the violations to the committee for examination and mak-
   ing recommendations for appropriate penalties to the Dean.

C. The Chancellor shall, in the first month of each academic year and
   for one renewable year, set up a higher Discipline Committee. The
   committee shall be composed of the Dean of Students’ Affairs, as
   chairman, four faculty members, Dorm of Residence Administrator /
   Manager, and President of the Men/Women’s Students’ Union, in
   order to look into students’ violations.


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      Article (16):
      In case the specified term of any committee of inquiry and the Higher
      Discipline Committee has expired, they will continue to exercise their
      powers until new committees have been set up to replace them.

      Article (17):
      The powers to impose disciplinary penalties against students shall be
      determined as follows:
      A. A faculty member or course instructor is entitled to impose the pen-
         alties set out in paragraph (a), (b) and (c) of Article (6) of these by-
         laws, provided that excluding or dismissing a student from any class
         session must not be in excess of 20% of the total teaching hours for
         a course.
      B. A Dean is entitled to impose the penalties set out in paragraphs
         from (a) to (g) of Article (6) of these by-laws.
      C. The Higher Discipline Committee reserves the right to apply any of
         the penalties set out in Article (6) of these by-laws, in its sole discre-
         tion, that appropriately addresses the gravity of the offense present-
         ed to it.

      Article (18):
      A student may not be subject to penalty for one single violation by more
      than one disciplinary authority.

      Article (19):
      All decisions shall be final, except for the penalties stipulated in para-
      graphs (h-i) of Article (6)also the penalties stipulated in Article (7)
      and(8) of these by-laws. A student is entitled to appeal the decision, in
      writing, to the Deans’ Council within fifteen days following notification
      of the decision. The Deans’ Council may approve, modify, or cancel
      the penalty, and its decisions may not be challenged before any other
      authority.

      Article (20):
      The Chancellor shall have the jurisdiction of the University Higher
      Discipline Committee outlined in these by-laws, in the event of disor-
      ders, or disruption of the normal functioning of the University which
      may lead to obstruction of teaching or any threatening situation that
      warrants a quick decision. The Chancellor, in such a situation, shall
      notify the Deans’ Council of his decision.


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