Student Handbook

6. Academic Support

6.4. Academic Dishonesty Policy

Academic​ ​Dishonesty​ ​Policy 

All​ ​classroom​ ​misconduct​ ​will​ ​be​ ​brought​ ​to​ ​the​ ​immediate​ ​attention​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Vice President. 

The​ ​fundamental​ ​principle​ ​of​ ​academic​ ​life​ ​is​ ​integrity.​ ​The​ ​college​ ​community​ ​does​ ​not condone​ ​academic​ ​dishonesty​ ​in​ ​any​ ​form.​ ​If​ ​there​ ​exists​ ​no​ ​doubt​ ​that​ ​an​ ​act​ ​of​ ​academic dishonesty​ ​has​ ​occurred​ ​the​ ​instructor​ ​has​ ​the​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​administer​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following: 

1.​ ​Not​ ​accept​ ​the​ ​assignment​ ​(or​ ​test)​ ​in​ ​question​ ​and​ ​record​ ​a​ ​“zero”​ ​for​ ​the​ ​assignment​ ​(or test).​ ​Require​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to​ ​redo​ ​the​ ​assignment​ ​(or​ ​test)​ ​or​ ​require​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to complete​ ​a​ ​substitute​ ​assignment​ ​(or​ ​test).

2.​ ​Recommend​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​that​ ​the​ ​student​ ​be​ ​dropped​ ​from​ ​the​ ​class and​ ​assigned​ ​a​ ​failing​ ​grade​ ​(F)​ ​or​ ​an​ ​AW​ ​for​ ​the​ ​course.​ ​The​ ​written​ ​recommendation will​ ​include​ ​a​ ​description​ ​of​ ​the​ ​specific​ ​occurrence,​ ​including​ ​supportive​ ​documents,​ ​if applicable.

3.​ ​In​ ​cases​ ​of​ ​extreme​ ​or​ ​repeated​ ​incidents​ ​of​ ​academic​ ​dishonesty,​ ​recommend​ ​to​ ​the Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​that​ ​the​ ​student​ ​be​ ​suspended​ ​from​ ​the​ ​College.​ ​The​ ​written recommendation​ ​will​ ​include​ ​a​ ​description​ ​of​ ​the​ ​specific​ ​occurrence,​ ​including supportive​ ​documents,​ ​if​ ​applicable.

If​ ​recommendations​ ​two​ ​or​ ​three​ ​(above)​ ​are​ ​made,​ ​the​ ​student​ ​will​ ​be​ ​notified​ ​by​ ​the​ ​instructor as​ ​to​ ​what​ ​action​ ​will​ ​be​ ​taken.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​student​ ​believes​ ​an​ ​erroneous​ ​accusation​ ​had​ ​been​ ​made, the​ ​student​ ​may​ ​appeal​ ​the​ ​action.​ ​The​ ​student​ ​must​ ​file​ ​an​ ​appeal,​ ​within​ ​ten​ ​working​ ​days​ ​of notification.​ ​The​ ​Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​will​ ​hear​ ​the​ ​appeal,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​presence​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instructor and​ ​the​ ​division​ ​chair.​ ​The​ ​student​ ​and​ ​faculty​ ​member​ ​are​ ​informed​ ​in​ ​writing​ ​of​ ​the​ ​action taken. 

Grievance​ ​Policy/Academic​ ​Appeals​ ​Process 

Relationships​ ​between​ ​students​ ​and​ ​educators​ ​at​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​are​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​assumption​ ​of a​ ​mutual​ ​acceptance​ ​of​ ​certain​ ​rights​ ​and​ ​responsibilities.​ ​Disputes​ ​involving​ ​academic performance​ ​(grades)​ ​and​ ​academic​ ​misconduct​ ​(cheating,​ ​plagiarism,​ ​inappropriate​ ​possession of​ ​examinations​ ​or​ ​other​ ​course​ ​materials,​ ​etc.)​ ​can​ ​be​ ​resolved​ ​through​ ​a​ ​grievance​ ​procedure. An​ ​academic​ ​grievance​ ​committee​ ​composed​ ​of​ ​faculty​ ​members​ ​and​ ​students​ ​will​ ​hear​ ​a​ ​case only​ ​after​ ​an​ ​attempt​ ​has​ ​been​ ​made​ ​by​ ​the​ ​involved​ ​persons​ ​to​ ​resolve​ ​their​ ​differences​ ​within the​ ​framework​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​structures: 

a)​ ​Student​ ​conferences​ ​with​ ​instructor.

b)​ ​Student​ ​conferences​ ​with​ ​faculty​ ​advisor.

c)​ ​Student​ ​conferences​ ​with​ ​division​ ​head.

d)​ ​Conferences​ ​conducted​ ​by​ ​division​ ​head​ ​with​ ​all​ ​involved​ ​parties​ ​present.

A​ ​student​ ​may​ ​not​ ​file​ ​a​ ​grievance​ ​after​ ​the​ ​eighth​ ​week​ ​of​ ​the​ ​regular​ ​semester​ ​following​ ​the semester​ ​in​ ​which​ ​the​ ​grade​ ​was​ ​awarded​ ​to​ ​him/her.

Information​ ​on​ ​the​ ​procedure​ ​for​ ​filing​ ​a​ ​grievance​ ​and​ ​the​ ​procedure​ ​for​ ​hearing​ ​a​ ​grievance​ ​is available​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President.​ ​After​ ​the​ ​committee​ ​has​ ​heard​ ​an academic​ ​grievance,​ ​final​ ​appeal​ ​of​ ​the​ ​academic​ ​grievance​ ​procedure​ ​may​ ​be​ ​made​ ​either​ ​by​ ​the plaintiff​ ​or​ ​the​ ​defendant​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College.​ ​An​ ​appeal​ ​must​ ​be submitted​ ​in​ ​writing​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President,​ ​within​ ​five​ ​working​ ​days​ ​after​ ​the​ ​decision of​ ​the​ ​Grievance​ ​Committee.

Information​ ​about​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​items​ ​can​ ​be​ ​found​ ​in​ ​the​ ​current​ ​catalog,​ ​found​ ​on​ ​the college​ ​web​ ​site:

•​ ​​Change​ ​of​ ​Course/Class

•​ ​​Course​ ​change​ ​in​ ​individual​ ​courses​ ​during​ ​summer​ ​sessions

•​ ​​Complete​ ​Withdrawal​ ​Policy

•​ ​​Withdrawal​ ​Process

•​ ​​Tuition​ ​​ ​Refund​ ​Policy

•​ ​​Late​ ​Enrollment