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