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 section to investigate the matter. At the early stages of the investigation, the Legal Division lets the student read the report and any appendices, and gives the student the opportunity to present their views with regard to the suspicion in the report, usually in the form of a written statement. Statements from other students, invigilators or teaching staff, et cetera, included in the report will be shared with the reported student for an opportunity to respond. Depending on what information is given by the reported student, the statement may be sent to the person who filed the report for further comments. Other involved parties, such as sutdents, invigilators, teaching staff, etc., may be questioned throughout the investigation.
The Vice-Chancellor may subsequently decide that the matter is to be dismissed without further action, or that the student is to be issued with a warning. A third option is to take the matter to the Disciplinary Board. At Lund University, most matters are referred to the Disciplinary Board.
If the matter is referred to the Disciplinary Board, the student shall be given the opportunity to address the board directly. The board will therefore hold a meeting to which teh student is summoned. The person who made the report, or other department staff familiar with the matter at hand, will also be summoned to this meeting.
The meeting with the Disciplinary Board 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, in which the case the student and the person who filed the report, if present, are informed orally of the board’s decision. The written and signed decision is also sent to the parties by mail.
The Disciplinary Board at Lund University:
The current members of the Disciplinary Board at Lund University are:
Chair: Vice Chancellor Torbjörn von Schantz
Deputy chair: Pro Vice Chancellor Sylvia Schwaag Serger
Legally qualified member: former Head of Division, The Court of Appeal Lars Göran Abelson
Substitute: Judge of Appeal, the Court of Appeal, Anna Täcklind
Teaching staff representative: Senior lecturer Mattias Alveteg
Substitute: Lecturer Pia Hovbrandt
Student representatives: Lehman Benson and Ida Thörnqvist
Substitutes: Hannes Brattgård och Tobias Wrammerfors
Rapporteur: Legal counsel Johanna Alhem, Legal and Record Management Division/Legal Division
Secretary: Legal counsel Nicolina Levander, Legal and Record Management Division/Legal Division
For questions about the process in disciplinary matters, contact:
johanna [dot] alhem [at] legal [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 09 85
nicolina [dot] levander [at] legal [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 08 90
Note! Send your reports to:
disciplin [at] lu [dot] se