Academic Honesty Policy
Joseph Education University comprises a community of scholars who are committed to the pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching, creativity, and research. Honesty and integrity create the conditions of trust and open communications that are fundamental to our shared endeavor.
All students and instructors respect the integrity of one another’s work and recognize the importance of acknowledging and safeguarding intellectual property. Academic dishonesty is a serious violation of the trust upon which the success of our community depends.
The Academic Honesty Policy is both an articulation of the kinds of behaviors that violate this trust and the means by which that trust is safeguarded and restored. All undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty in must abide by the Academic Honesty Policy.
The student body and staff are opposed to all cheating, plagiarism, and dishonesty. To support this policy, certain safeguards are in place for academic security. For such a policy to be meaningful, the support of all students and parents is required.
|1.||Cheating: Any intentional giving/discussing/using of external assistance relating to examination, test or quiz without the express permission of the teacher.|
|2.||Fabrication: Any intentional falsification or invention of data, citation, or other authority in an academic exercise.|
|3.||Unauthorized collaboration: Intentional collaboration of an assignment between a student and another person, if such collaboration is not permitted.|
|4.||Plagiarism: Any intentional use of another’s ideas, words, or work as one’s own. Plagiarism includes the misuse of published/copyrighted material, whether written or visual, and/or the work of other students.|
|5.||Theft or alteration of materials: Any intentional or unauthorized taking, concealment, or alteration of student, teacher, office or library materials.|
|6.||Pattern of test avoidance: A pattern of absences on test days or major assignment due dates for the apparent advantage of performing better at a later date or for gaining extra working/studying time.|
|7.||Pressure for unsubstantiated grade changes: Any student request for a raised grade that is not based on mistakes in correction, recording, averaging, or other clerical error.|
|8.||Abusive conduct with computers and the network: Includes, but is not limited to, prohibited use, damage or theft of system hardware or software; the altering of any system software or software configurations; placing unlawful information, computer viruses or harmful programs on any computer; and pirating copyrighted software.|
|9.||Prohibited Use Transmission of any material in violation of any federal or state law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, distribution of:
· Information that violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person.
· Defamatory, inappropriate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or illegal material.
· Advertisements, solicitations, or political lobbying.
· Information that encourages the use of controlled substances or the use of the system for the purpose of inciting crime.
|10.||Unauthorized electronic entry: Any entry without permission. Accessing, downloading and/or printing of materials that are considered by staff to be pornographic, unlawful, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.|
All students will have due process in the handling of the infractions listed in this policy. Possible penalties for infractions include: parent notification, lowering of academic grade, removal from class with F, detention, suspension, and expulsion.
Inappropriate use may result in the cancellation of network privileges. The site system administrator(s) or district security administrator may close an account at any time if deemed necessary.