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February, 2004 To: Faculty, Staff, and Students
 

Summary: February, 2004
To: Faculty, Staff, and Students:
The Honor and Discipline Committee reports to the College twice each year about the
nature of the cases it has heard, the judgments it has made, and the penalties it has determined.
This report covers the meetings of the Committee which reviewed cases that occurred through
the end of Winter Study. Following this report is a report on disciplinary activity in the Dean's
office.
Report of the Honor Committee
The Honor Committee consists of eight elected students, four faculty members, and the
Dean of the College. Only students vote on questions of guilt or innocence and on
recommendations to the Dean for penalties. Since September, the Honor Committee has heard
the following cases.
Report of the Honor Committee for fall and winter study:
1. A Junior was accused of plagiarizing sections of a paper from sources found on the Internet
without citation and with little or no paraphrasing. The student admitted to using the sources
without citation and was found guilty by the Committee. The Committee imposed failure in
the course and Disciplinary Probation for one year.
2. A Junior was accused of plagiarizing substantial sections of a paper from sources found on
the Internet and presenting the work as their own. The student admitted to using the sources
without citation and was found guilty by the Committee. The Committee imposed failure in

  

Source: Aalberts, Daniel P. - Department of Physics, Williams College

 

Collections: Physics