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DEPARTMENT OF NURSING GUIDELINES
The Department of Nursing supports the College Policy on Academic Honesty as outlined below.
- Because an academic community functions most successfully when there is trust among all members, academic dishonesty is a serious breach of that trust which exists between a student, one’s fellow students and/or the instructor.
- Academic dishonesty is a major violation of College policy which can result in a range of disciplinary actions from a reprimand to suspension or expulsion from the institution. (See SUNY Brockport publication, Your Right to Know). Any student suspected of such a violation will be subject to charges in accordance with the Student Council Regulations.
- Violations of academic honesty include, but are not limited to, the actions described in Your Right to Know. Established school, unity, and/or individual policies will address circumstances unique or specific to particular academic areas. When such policies are developed, they shall be forwarded to the President for approval and incorporation in this policy.
Academic dishonesty may be seen as including the following:
- Presenting as one’s own: words, ideas, or products of another without providing a standard form of documentation such as footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographic documentation.
- Fabricating facts, statistics, or other forms of evidence in papers, laboratory experiments, or other assignments.
- Presenting someone else’s paper or material as one’s own work.
- Writing or attempting to write an examination, paper, computer work or material for another student; allowing someone else to take one’s examination.
- Buying and/or selling of examinations; possession of examinations or answers to examinations without the permission of the instructor.
- Using “cheat” sheets, looking onto another’s paper, or talking to someone other than the instructor or proctor during an examination without the instructor’s permission.
- Failing to follow the rules of conduct for taking an examination as stipulated by the instructor prior to the examination or as stated by him or her in a written course syllabus.
- Presenting work for which credit has already been received in a previous course, without the consent of the instructor.
RESPONSIBILITY OF STUDENTS:
- Students are responsible for knowing the policy on academic dishonesty and failure of an individual faculty member to remind the student as to what constitutes academic dishonesty shall not obviate this responsibility.
- Student should take care not to provide opportunities for other students to engage in academic dishonesty.
- Students should inform the faculty member of academic dishonesty taking place.
Source: SUNY Brockport
Your Right to Know
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