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Faculty Handbook

36. ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT POLICY

ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT POLICY 

THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF ACADEMIC LIFE IS INTEGRITY. THE  BACONE COLLEGE COMMUNITY DOES NOT  CONDONE ACADEMIC DISHONESTY IN ANY FORM. WHEN AN ACT OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY HAS OCCURRED, THE INCIDENT MUST BE REPORTED  TO  THE OFFICE  OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS BY  THE FACULTY  MEMBER  WHOSE  CLASS( ES)  THE ACT( S) OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY OCCURRED. FOLLOWING THE REPORTING OF THE INCIDENT( S) THE SUBSEQUENT ACTIONS MAY BE   TAKEN: 

1. The instructor has the right to not accept the assignment or test in question and record a “zero” for the assignment or test, and/or require the student to redo the assignment (or test) or require the student to complete a substitute assignment or test.

2. The student may be dropped from the class and assigned a failing grade (F). A written recommendation from the instructor is required.

3. In cases of extreme or repeated incidents (two or more) of academic dishonesty, the student may be suspended from the College.

The instructor and/or the Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPDF) will notify the student as to the action taken. If the student believes there has been an erroneous accusation made, the student may appeal the action. The student must file a written appeal within 10 working days of notification. The EVPDF hears the appeal in the presence of the student, the instructor and the division chair. The student and faculty are informed in writing of the action taken.