IV: Academic Policies and Procedures
policies and procedures described in this chapter govern the
conduct of academic matters affecting students enrolled in the
College. Exceptions to these policies may be granted only upon
written petition to the Academic Standards Board. Honors
students petition the Honors Academic Board; Residential College
students petition the RC Counseling Office.
College's Academic Judiciary has been established to
adjudicate cases of alleged academic misconduct by students in
Judiciary sees a mutual student and instructor responsibility
to be clear on the community's values for scholarship. An instructor
has the responsibility to make clear what academic dishonesty
is and to help his or her students understand what uses may be
made of the work of others and under what conditions. A student
is responsible for becoming familiar with the Code of Academic
Conduct (see below) and for discovering the sort of conduct which
will be viewed as an attack upon the community's values.
regarding alleged academic misconduct should be addressed to
the LS&A Assistant Dean for Student
Academic Affairs, 1402 Mason Hall. Procedures to be followed
in judiciary hearings are detailed in the "Academic
Judiciary Manual of Procedures," available in 1402 Mason
judiciary's charge is to uphold the scholarly values of the University
community (punishment of civil crimes remains with the state
Appeals are accepted only on procedural, not
on substantive, grounds. An appeal for clemency may be made to
a three-member appeal panel only in the case of expulsion or
Code of Academic Conduct
College, like all communities, functions best when its members
treat one another with honesty, fairness, respect, and trust.
Therefore, an individual should realize that deception for the
purpose of individual gain is an offense against the members
of the community. Such dishonesty includes:
a piece of work (for example an essay, research paper, assignment,
laboratory report) which in part or in whole is not entirely
the student's own work without attributing those same portions
to their correct source.
Cheating: using unauthorized
notes, or study aids, or information from another student or
student's paper on an examination; altering a graded work after
it has been returned, then submitting the work for re-grading;
and allowing another person to do one's work and to submit the
work under one's own name.
Submission of Papers:
Submitting or resubmitting substantially the same paper for two
or more classes in the same or different terms without the express
approval of each instructor.
data in a piece of work which were not gathered in accordance
with guidelines defining the appropriate methods for collecting
or generating data and failing to include a substantially
accurate account of the method by which the data were gathered
and Abetting Dishonesty:
providing material or information to another person with knowledge
that these materials or information will be used improperly.
of Records and Official Documents: altering documents affecting
academic records; forging signature of authorization or falsifying
information on an official academic document, election form,
grade report, letter of permission, petition, or any document
designed to meet or exempt a student from an established College
or University academic regulation; unauthorized or malicious
interference/tampering with computer property.
Other Grievance Procedures
also have non-judicial means to redress other grievances. (1)
Students may appeal any supposed act of unfair or improper grading
through the grievance procedure established by that department
or program of the College; students may contact the Assistant
Dean for Student Academic Affairs for information and assistance;
and (2) students may register a complaint with the Office
of the Vice President for Student Affairs, which is empowered
to assist a student in seeking just treatment through whatever
College or University procedure may be appropriate.
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