Covers academic integrity; all students must sign the pledge before matriculation.
Plagiarism, misrepresentation or falsification of data, self-plagiarism, cooperative or collaborative effort in coursework without acknowledgement or without the explicit permission of the instructor, submission of someone else’s work as one’s own, cheating on tests or examinations, stealing or tampering with digital media created or presented by someone else, forgery or falsification of academic documentation.
Anything submitted for a grade
The complaint is submitted in writing to Dean of Students for Academics and the Honor Court Chair. The letter details the possible violation and the evidence and includes copies of relevant materials with passages appropriately highlighted. Faculty who believe they have found a possible violation are encouraged to contact Steve Orvis, Associate Dean of Students for Academics (x4600) for more detailed information.
First, an evidentiary meeting is held which leads to the determination of charges then consideration of whether a honor court hearing or administrative hearing is warranted. At the hearing there is a determination of responsibility for specific charges and assignment of the sanction. The Dean of Students for Academic Office oversees the completion of sanction and keeps the records of the case. All procedures are detailed in the Handbook, including appeals.