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Approved changes to academic honor code

April 7th, 2015

On Monday, Clerk’s approved two changes to the academic honor code. We elected to follow section 1.400 of the faculty handbook, which says:

Recommendations regarding routine policy coming from College committees shall appear in the Beacon, published weekly during the academic year. Unless challenged within thirty (30) calendar days, excluding holidays and summer recess, by petition of one (1) or more faculty or staff members, the policies will be considered approved and binding upon the College

We will be publishing these in the Beacon, but I wanted to share them here in case you have any questions.

Approved Changes:

Current Honor Code

Standard Sanctions for Academic Honor Code Violations:

First offense: F or zero on the assignment.

Second offense: F in the course, if any, or, if not, a comparable sanction (as determined by the Associate Academic Dean).

Third offense: F in the course and Suspension or Dismissal from Guilford College.

  • NOTE: Instructors may direct specific, even if more severe, penalties for academic honor code violations in any particular course that he or she is teaching or activity / assignment for which they are responsible. Such penalties should be specified in the course syllabus or in some other written form of communication from the instructor to the students in that course or activity.

Proposed Changes (marked in red)

Standard Sanctions for Academic Honor Code Violations:

First offense: F or zero on the assignment.

Second offense: F in the course, if any, or, if not, a comparable sanction (as determined by the Associate Academic Dean). If a student receives a sanction of “F in the course,” the student may not withdraw from this course with a grade of “W” even if the student requests this withdrawal within the withdrawal period.

Third offense: F in the course and [Remove: Suspension or] Dismissal from Guilford College.

  • NOTE: Instructors may specify on the course syllabus that a first offense will result in failure in the course.

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