The investigation of disciplinary matters
When a suspected disciplinary offence has been reported, the vice-chancellor has the Legal Division at the Legal and Record Management division to investigate the matter. At the early stages of the investigation, the Legal Division informs the student that they are suspected of a disciplinary offence. The student then has the opportunity to present their views on the information in the report, usually in the form of a written statement. Statements from other students, invigilators, teaching staff, etc., included in the report will be shared with the student for an opportunity to respond. Depending on what information is given, the statement may be sent to the person who filed the report for further comments. Statements from involved parties, not included in the initial report, might be considered throughout the investigation.
The Disciplinary Board shall provide opportunity for the student to address the Board directly, so the student is summoned to attend a Board meeting and offered a chance to speak. The person who made the report, or other department staff familiar with the matter at hand, will also be summoned to this meeting.
The Disciplinary Board meeting is usually the final stage in the investigation of a disciplinary matter. At the meeting, the report and other documents pertaining to the case are presented, followed by statements by the student and a department representative. If the student is not present, but has already submitted a statement, this will be presented as well.
At the meeting, the Board has an opportunity to ask questions to both the student and the department representative. Usually, the Board discusses the case behind closed doors after the meeting and then makes a decision. If they are present, the student and the person who filed the report are informed orally of the Board’s decision. The decision is also sent by mail to the parties.
The Disciplinary Board at Lund University:
The current members of the Disciplinary Board at Lund University are:
Chair: Vice Chancellor Torbjörn von Schantz
Deputy member: Pro Vice Chancellor Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen
Legally qualified member: former Head of Division, The Court of Appeal Lars Göran Abelson
Substitute legally qualified member: Judge of Appeal, the Court of Appeal, Anna Täcklind
Teaching staff representative: senior university lecturer Mattias Alveteg
Substitute teaching staff representative: junior university lecturer Pia Hovbrandt
Student representatives: Lehman Benson and Ida Thörnqvist
Substitute student representatives: Hannes Brattgård och Martin Bater
Rapporteur: legal counsel Johanna Alhem, Legal and Record Management Division/Legal Division
Secretary: assistant legal counsel Hanna Stam, Legal and Record Management Division/Legal Division