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Community Code

Penalties

Penalties for academic dishonesty are administered through the Provost’s Office and may include:

Warnings

Warnings are to be given by individual faculty at their discretion when they observe signs of inadvertent academic dishonesty. The student is to be warned in writing and no report is filed with the Provost.

Failure of the Work in Question

This penalty may be administered at the discretion of the faculty member whenever he or she can show an academic honesty violation has occurred. A written report of the violation and penalty must be submitted to the Provost, and a copy must be given to the student.

Failure of the Course

This penalty may be administered at the discretion of the faculty member whenever he or she can show an academic honesty violation has occurred. It is up to the faculty member to decide if a student fails the course or the work in question on a first occurrence. A written report of the violation and penalty must be submitted to the Office of the Provost. A letter grade of F will be recorded for that course on the student’s transcript.

Dismissal from the College

Any time a student receives two academic dishonesty reports in the Office of the Provost, the student is automatically dismissed from the College. These can be reports of either failure in the course, failure of the work in question, or a report of one of the violations listed below.

As always in academic matters, a student may appeal to the Provost and the President of the College in any case where the student thinks unfair or unfounded judgments have been made. (These guidelines and penalties were adopted by the Faculty of Carthage College on February 19, 1988).