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Honor and Discipline Committee Report for 2008-09 1. A junior was accused of violating the Honor Code by copying solutions from an online source for
 

Summary: Honor and Discipline Committee Report for 2008-09
1. A junior was accused of violating the Honor Code by copying solutions from an online source for
his/her weekly assignments in a math class. At the hearing, he/she admitted to using answers
from the solution manual that he/she found online. The student was very contrite. The
Committee recommended that, because of his/her past Honor Code violation, he/she be
suspended from the College for the rest of this academic year and that, after he/she
returned, he/she be placed on disciplinary probation until graduation. The student also received a
failing grade in the course.
2. A senior was accused of consulting a website where specific questions to a math exam were
posted, then using the answers and representing them as the product of his/her own work in the
exam. The student maintained that his/her use of the website was permitted under the
instructor's open book exam policy. The Committee, on the other hand, believed that the
professor provided additional instructions for the exam ("You must do your own work on this
exam without any form of consultation with any other person") that made clear that answers to
the questions had to be the product of the student's own work. The Committee unanimously
agreed that the student's use of the online forum did not constitute doing "your own work." The
Committee recommended, as sanctions, that he/she receive a failing grade in the course and that
he/she be placed on Disciplinary Probation until you graduate.
3. A sophomore with a past honor code violation was accused of violating the Honor Code by
directly copying portions of text from an unattributed source for a paper in an Africana Studies

  

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

 

Collections: Physics