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be placed in quotation marks or indented beyond the regular margins, and their sources must be clearly identified. Ideas or arguments not directly quoted but paraphrased must also be documented; merely altering the wording does not make their substance a student’s own work. Facts, formulas, and other types of information which are widely known and considered common knowledge in a field do not always require documentation, but a student may not falsely claim the independent derivation or observation of such material, or borrow without acknowledgment someone else’s special arrangement or use of it. When in doubt as to the criteria for common knowledge, a student should consult a member of the faculty. If acceptable methods of documenting borrowed material of any type are not clear to a student, it is the student’s responsibility to consult beforehand with the faculty member who will receive the finished work. The use of an identical or nearly identical piece of work to fulfill requirements in more than one course without the knowledge of the faculty members involved constitutes academic dishonesty. If a student wishes to prepare a single piece of work for more than one course, the written permission of both faculty members must be secured beforehand. If a student wishes to submit a revised version of an earlier piece of work, written permission must be secured beforehand and the earlier version must be submitted along with the final version. When in doubt, a student should check with the faculty member.

or academic program, up to and including failure of the course or removal from the academic program. The faculty member will, in a timely manner, confirm the conversation, including a complete description of the violation and the assigned penalty, in a letter to the student and send a copy of the letter and all original evidence to the vice president for student affairs. The vice president and the chair of the Academic Infractions Division of the Judicial Board will meet to determine if the case also should be referred to the Academic Infractions Division of the Judicial Board for review and further action. Second offenses will automatically be referred to the Academic Infractions Division. The Academic Infractions Division may impose additional sanctions as described below. b. If the faculty member and student do not agree that a violation has taken place, the faculty member will provide the vice president for student affairs with a complete written description of the alleged violation and all original evidence. The vice president will automatically refer the matter to the Academic Infractions Division of the Judicial Board for its consideration. In cases where the student is found responsible for the violation by the Academic Infractions Division, the faculty member may determine any penalties in the course itself, up to and including failure of the course. The faculty member will, in a timely manner, send a letter specifying the course penalty to the student, with a copy of the letter to the vice president for student affairs. The Academic Infractions Division may impose additional sanctions as described below. A student accused of academic dishonesty may not alter his/her enrollment in the course (e.g., withdraw from the course) until the case is resolved. If the faculty member’s penalty for the incident of academic dishonesty is failure in the course, the student may not alter his/her enrollment in the course.

Procedures Regarding Academic Dishonesty and Integrity A faculty member or academic staff member who suspects a student of academic dishonesty will, in a timely manner, discuss the matter with the student. If the faculty member continues to believe that an infraction has taken place, one of the following will occur: a. If the faculty member and student agree that a violation has taken place, the faculty member will determine any penalties in the course 16

Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  
Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  

The purpose of the Albion College Student Handbook is twofold. It informs students of opportunities for involvement—with people, special pro...