Disciplinary Board

The structure and the work of the Disciplinary Board is regulated in The Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), Chapter 10 Disciplinary Measures.

Board members

The Disciplinary Board is led by the Vice-Chancellor and the Board has the following members:

Chairman: Peter Aronsson, Vice-Chancellor
Chairman (substitute): Niklas Ammert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Legally qualified member: Lars Jeppsson, Alderman
Legally qualified member (substitute): Anne Zeift, Alderman
Teacher representative: Manuela Nilsson, Senior lecturer
Teacher representative (substitute): Jörgen Forss, Senior lecturer
Student representatives: Miriam Parkkinen and Natalie Svensson, Responsible for Educational Matters, Linnaeus Union

Case officers at the Office of Student Affairs investigate and prepare the case for the meeting of the Disciplinary Board. The same case officers participate at the meeting as reporting clerk and secretary. You can contact the case officers of the Disciplinary Board at disciplinarenden@lnu.se

Meetings

The Disciplinary Board convenes once a month during the regular semesters, normally Monday afternoon. There are no meetings during the summer. Usually, 10 cases are processed during each meeting. If a high amount of cases have been reported, extra meetings may be held. The board is quorate when there are at least three members present, out of which two must be the chairman and the legally qualified member.

In some cases, the Vice-Chancellor can decide by himself regarding disciplinary cases. This option is mainly used if the investigation has shown that the report is not well-founded. The Vice-Chancellor cannot himself decide to suspend a student. Most of the reported case is decided upon in the Disciplinary Board meeting.

The processing time for a disciplinary case is usually around 1-3 months counting from the day the report was submitted. If you have submitted a report, you can e-mail the case officers of the Disciplinary Board for more information about the processing of the case, at disciplinarenden@lnu.se

In general, all the documentation in a disciplinary case is public. This means that anyone can request and receive copies of the files in a disciplinary case, including the minutes and decisions from the Disciplinary Board meeting. A confidentiality assessment is made before the documents are handed out.