department chair). This penalty will generally be applied in the case of a student's second documented offense. However, the instructor has the right to impose a lesser penalty based on the circumstances of the offense. 3. Subject to review and approval of the Dean responsible for the course, separation from the University. This penalty will generally be applied in the case of a student's third documented offense. However, the Dean has the latitude to apply a lesser penalty depending on the circumstances of the offense. Review and Expunging of Records 1. Records of completed disciplinary proceedings are destroyed if the student is acquitted. 2. Records of the completed disciplinary proceedings are maintained by the Dean's Office if the student is found guilty. The records are maintained for a period of three years after the student leaves or graduates from the University. III. Policy of Professional Integrity All students have an obligation to maintain ethical behavior in relationship to their profession. Professional Behavior Those behaviors reflecting status, character, and standards of the given profession. Ethical Behavior Those behaviors in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession. Any student of Gannon University who engages in unprofessional or unethical conduct is subject to disciplinary action which could include reprimand, probation, separation and expulsion from the University. IV. Sources Robert M. Gorell and Charlton Laird, Modern English Handbook, 6th Edition (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1976), p. 71. Campus Rules and Moral Community; In Place of In Loco Parentis by David A. Hoekema. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1994. The format and definitions for the policy on Academic Integrity were adapted from the "Academic Honesty and Dishonesty" brochure produced by the College of Health Sciences, Gannon University, Erie, PA 16541. The format and definitions for the policy on Academic Integrity were adapted from the School of Hotel Administration, Code of Academic Integrity, Cornell University.
ACADEMIC PROBATION AND SEPARATION POLICY Academic Probation is a serious warning that the student has failed to meet the Universityâ€™s minimum academic standards. Students are expected to work well above the minimum, both for their individual benefit and for the good of the entire academic community. In fact, students are expected to achieve the highest quality of academic work of which they are capable. Probationary status is a conditional permission for a student to continue studying at the University until he or she regains good academic standing or is separated from the University for having failed to regain good standing. The Academic Probation and Separation Policy is as follows: