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To: Faculty, Staff, and Students: The Honor and Discipline Committees report to the College twice each year about the nature of
 

Summary: To: Faculty, Staff, and Students:
The Honor and Discipline Committees report to the College twice each year about the nature of
the cases heard, the judgments made, and the penalties and sanctions that were decided. This report
covers the meetings of the Committee that reviewed cases that occurred during Fall of 2006 and Winter
Study of 2007. Following this report is a report on disciplinary decisions of the Dean's Office.
Report of the Honor Committee
The Committee heard nine cases during the Fall of 2006 and Winter Study of 2007.
1. A first-year was accused of consulting the on-line source, BlackBoard, while taking a self-scheduled
exam. The student had been expressly told by the Professor not to access BlackBoard during the exam.
The student admitted to the charge. The Committee found the student guilty and imposed failure in the
course and Disciplinary Probation for the remainder of this academic year.
2. Two first-years were accused of inappropriately collaborating in a number of writing assignments. In
addition, one of the assignments was plagiarized from the Internet. The students admitted to the
charges. The Committee found both students guilty and imposed failure in the course and Disciplinary
Suspension of not more than one year, with the term of the suspension being determined by the Dean.
3. A sophomore was accused of improper attribution in a paper. The student described to the
Committee, in great detail and using substantial supporting evidence, the writing process for this and all
of their papers. It was clear that a tremendous amount of research was done for the paper. The
Committee determined that this was not a deliberate attempt to violate the Honor Code, but was a
violation nonetheless. The Committee found the student guilty and imposed failure in the paper, a

  

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

 

Collections: Physics