2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 60 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 The Vice President of Student Life may, but is not required to, convene an ad hoc appeal committee to assist in making a recommendation regarding the appeal. The vice president shall not be bound by the committee’s recommendation, and may affirm, reverse, or modify the sanction. The Vice President of Student Life may also return the case to the Resident Director, Dean of Students or Disciplinary Committee for further consideration. The vice president’s decision shall be final and effective immediately. 1. Academic Integrity A degree from HSU is evidence of achievement in scholarship and citizenship. Both honesty and consideration of others are expected in extracurricular activities, the classrooms, and the residence halls. Activities and attitudes should be consistent with high academic standards and Christian commitment and should be in keeping with the university’s statement of purpose. It is the student’s responsibility to know and comply with regulations governing admission, registration, retention, withdrawal, degree plans, graduation requirements, payment of tuition, etc. This information is included in the Undergraduate Catalog with which every student should be thoroughly familiar. 1.1 Academic Integrity Policy Students are expected to do their own academic work; therefore, academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Faculty and students are encouraged to take an aggressive approach to combating acts of inappropriate academic behavior. Academic dishonesty occurs when a student submits the work of someone else as his/her own or has special information for use in an evaluation activity that is not available to other students in the same activity. Students who observe or become aware of violations of academic integrity are urged to report these violations to the professor in whose course the dishonest acts occur. Examples include but may not be limited to the following: 1.1(a). Cheating on an examination: (1) Copying from another student’s examination (2) Possessing or using during an examination material not authorized by the person giving the exam (3) Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during an examwithout permission from the instructor (4) Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting in whole or in part the contents of an un-administered examination (5) Substituting for another student or permitting another student to substitute for oneself to take a test (6) Obtaining an un-administered test or information about an un-administered test 1.1(b). Plagiarism: The appropriation, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another person’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in or as one’s own work which could include the failure to specifically cite sources