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Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
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accused, the accuser remains suspicious, it is the accuser's duty to make sure that the suspected
violation is reported to the Council.
Confidentiality
An investigation, hearing, review, and reconsideration shall be confidential and those within the
bounds of confidentiality shall not divulge anything that is said or done with regard to these
proceedings to anyone outside the bounds of confidentiality. Should anyone outside the bounds
of confidentiality receive information which is considered to be confidential, he or she will
automatically be bound by confidentiality. Those within the bounds of confidentiality include
Council members, the Advisor, the Dean of Students, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the
Provost, the President, accusers, the accused, witnesses, persons interviewed during the
investigation, victims, and the College's attorney. In addition, the accused may include within
the bounds of confidentiality his or her parents, Faculty, Staff, minister, and personal or legal
counsel. Should the accused or anyone designated by the accused to be considered within the
bounds of confidentiality violate the requirement of confidentiality, the Council may vote to post
a public summary of the case.
IV.F.2. Examinations
The Honor Council has established, and the Faculty has agreed, to enforce a set of uniform
procedures for taking examinations and for submitting written assignments. The Faculty is
requested to support this academic decorum.
All tests at the College are conducted under the Honor Code. Accordingly, instructors leave the
room during the examination and students are on their honor to do their own work. The Honor
Pledge should be abbreviated on the outside of the test and signed by the student before handing
in the examination. The student should leave all books and materials not pertaining to the test
either in the hall outside the classroom, or next to the wall in front of the classroom. Students
should take the test in the designated classroom, except under extenuating circumstances or by
prior arrangement.
IV.F.3. Out-of-Class Work
Work prepared out of class should be that of the individual. Any assistance from fellow students,
books, periodicals, or other materials should be carefully acknowledged. Instructors should give
specific guidance regarding what constitutes a violation of the Honor Code. If any doubts about
plagiarism arise, a question should be raised by the instructor to the Dean of Students.
IV.F.4. Use of Old Quizzes and Papers
While opinions differ about the use of old tests and term papers, the general consensus is that
studying previously given tests and reading papers from previous classes is valuable. A student
should be careful, however, that these materials are used properly. A student should never copy a
section of an old term paper and submit it as his or her own, and the student should be guided in
the use of these materials by the wishes of the instructor. The instructor should provide specific
written and/or verbal guidelines regarding the use of these materials.