code of community responsibility

Responsibility of Students

  1. Students are responsible for knowing what constitutes plagiarism and cheating.

  2. Students are not permitted to submit the same paper or project for credit in more than one course without prior written consent of all faculty members and proper citation of the work itself. Students using elements of one of their prior papers/projects in a subsequent paper or project should properly cite the original. Occasionally, a student may wish to use the same research in the fulfillment of assignments for more than one course. In such cases, the student must obtain the permission of each of the professors involved.

  3. No student shall procure without the written authority of the faculty member the questions or answers of any exam to be given at a subsequent time or employ unauthorized aids while taking an exam.

  4. No student shall aid another in violating the academic honesty policy (sell a paper; take another's test, etc.)

  5. Students and all members of the college community are expected to maintain high standards of academic integrity.


Policy reviewed and approved 2012 by the faculty and academic dean.

Rationale
  • Colby-Sawyer College is committed to high standards of academic honesty. Such standards are central to the process of intellectual inquiry, the development of individual character, and the maintenance of a civilized community.

  • The integrity of academic life depends on cooperation among students, faculty, and staff.

Values
  • Excellence
  • Interconnectedness
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship