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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Honor System. “Blueprint”. Overview of Honor at Carolina Honor Code violations Sanctions Prevention The Honor System process Resources. Honor: A Carolina Tradition.

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blueprint
“Blueprint”
  • Overview of Honor at Carolina
  • Honor Code violations
  • Sanctions
  • Prevention
  • The Honor System process
  • Resources
honor a carolina tradition
Honor: A Carolina Tradition
  • For over two centuries, Carolina Students have pledged not to lie, cheat, or steal……
  • Goals of the Honor System:
    • Teach and promote personal honor and respect for the rights of others
    • Encourage intellectual honesty, personal integrity, respect and trust for other individuals
    • Protect educational opportunities for all students
what is the honor code
What is the Honor Code?
  • Instrument of Student Judicial Governance (http://instrument.unc.edu)
  • Covers academic dishonesty and student conduct
  • Covers both on and off campus behavior
  • Applies from application to graduation
overview the instrument
Overview – The Instrument

The Instrumentof Student Judicial

Governance sets forth the goals and

standards used in promoting and

upholding academic integrity at UNC.

The Instrument includes the Honor Code and establishes the Student Judicial System which processes allegations of student misconduct.

The Instrument relies on the commitment of students, faculty, and staff and each group is given express responsibilities.

overview student responsibilities
Overview – Student Responsibilities
  • Conduct all academic work within the letter and spirit of the Honor Code
  • Consult with faculty to clarify the meaning of plagiarism and to learn appropriate methods of citation
  • Sign a pledge on all graded academic work certifying that no unauthorized assistance was given or received on the work
  • Comply with faculty requirements designed to reduce the possibility of cheating
  • Maintain the confidentiality of examinations
overview structure of unc honor system
Overview – Structure of UNC Honor System
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL AND STAFF
  • SAG reviews all reports received and determines
  • whether Honor Code charges will be brought
  • Staff serves as counsels in hearings

Graduate

Honor

System

  • HONOR COURT
  • Board charged with hearing all Honor Code charges
  • Determines judgment and sanction
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“Blueprint”
  • Overview of Honor at Carolina
  • Honor Code violations
  • Sanctions
  • Prevention
  • The Honor System process
  • Resources
honor code violations
ACADEMIC

CONDUCT

Plagiarism

Fabrication of data

Unauthorized collaboration

Cheating on examinations

Fighting

Driving under the influence

Drug possession

Honor Code Violations
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COMMON ACADEMIC VIOLATIONS

II.B.1. Plagiarism: the deliberate or reckless representation of another’s work

II.B.2. Falsification or fabrication of data

II.B.3. Unauthorized assistance or collaboration

II.B.4. Cheating on examinations

II.B.8. Assisting or aiding another student in such acts

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“Blueprint”
  • Overview of the Honor System
  • Honor Code violations
  • Sanctions
  • Prevention
  • The Honor System process
  • Resources
sanctions
Sanctions

Penalty of record

Determining an appropriate sanction…

The grade

Additional sanctions

sanctions penalty of record
Sanctions – Penalty of record

There is a wide range of sanctions depending on the nature of the offense

Penalty of record

One semester of probation

Extended duration of probation

One semester of suspension

Extended duration of suspension

Permanent suspension

Expulsion

The grade

Additional sanctions

sanctions penalty of record14
Sanctions – Penalty of record

The minimum sanction for academic cases

Penalty of record

One semester of probation

Extended duration of probation

One semester of suspension

Extended duration of suspension

Permanent suspension

Expulsion

The grade

Additional sanctions

sanctions penalty of record15
Sanctions – Penalty of record

The “usual” sanction for academic cases

Penalty of record

One semester of probation

Extended duration of probation

One semester of suspension

Extended duration of suspension

Permanent suspension

Expulsion

The grade

Additional sanctions

sanctions the grade
Sanctions – The grade

The grade is determined by the instructor, unless the instructor defers to the court.

An instructor may recommend a failing grade in the course or a failing grade on the assignment.

At a the very minimum, the student must receive a failing grade on one component of the course.

Penalty of record

The grade

Additional sanctions

sanctions additional sanctions additions that aid the educational aspect of a student s sanction
Sanctions – Additional sanctionsAdditions that aid the educational aspect of a student’s sanction.
  • Completing the assignment properly
  • Writing a reflection paper
  • Time management exercises
  • Loss of privileges

Penalty of record

The grade

Additional sanctions

disciplinary records
Disciplinary Records
  • Any violation results in a disciplinary record maintained for 10 years. This disciplinary record may be requested by graduate and professional schools and employers.
  • During the time that a sanction is active, a notation of disciplinary action is placed on the student’s transcript.
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“Blueprint”
  • Overview of the Honor System
  • Honor Code violations
  • Sanctions
  • Prevention
  • The Honor System process
  • Resources
prevention common causes of academic violations
Prevention – Common Causes of Academic Violations
  • Lack of preparation
  • Lack of understanding instructor’s
  • expectations
  • - Time management issues
  • - Stress-related issues
  • Sense of being overwhelmed
  • Unreasonable grade expectations
prevention what you can do to avoid violations
Prevention – What you can do to avoid violations …
  • Pay careful attention to the Honor Code, including reviewing class syllabi and the Honor Pledge
  • Understand the correct way to cite sources and why it is important
  • Follow instructions regarding exams and assignments. If those instructions are unclear, seek clarification
  • Practice good time/stress management so that you can avoid becoming overwhelmed
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“Blueprint”
  • Overview of Honor at Carolina
  • Honor Code violations
  • Sanctions
  • Prevention
  • The Honor System process
  • Resources
the honor system process
The Honor System process
  • 1. Instructor suspects violation and may or may not meet with the student
  • 2. Instructor reports the violation and makes any recommendations for sanctions
  • 3. Student meets with Student Attorney General to discuss alleged violation and rights of the student
  • 4. If charged, the student is assigned a student counsel to assist in presenting the case
  • 5. Hearing is held before student Honor Court. If guilty, the Court determines an appropriate sanction
  • 6. Student may appeal on various grounds. If no appeal or if appeal is unsuccessful, sanction goes into effect
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“Blueprint”
  • Overview of the Honor System
  • Honor Code violations
  • Sanctions
  • Prevention
  • The Honor System process
  • Resources
resources where to get information
Resources – where to get information

honor.unc.edu

Dean of Students Office

Students of the

Honor System

resources
Resources

honor.unc.edu

Dean of Students Office

Students of the

Honor System

resources honor system leaders
Resources – Honor System leaders

honor.unc.edu

The students of the Honor System

and the Dean of Students Office

want to help you in any way possible.

Dean of Students Office

Suite 0103 in SASB North

(corner of Ridge Rd. and Manning Dr.)

Phone: 966-4084

Students of the

Honor System

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