THE HONOR CODE - A BRIEF OVERVIEW
"On my honor, as a University of Colorado at Boulder student, I have
neither given nor received
unauthorized assistance on this work."
Students are encouraged to include this pledge on their assignments and tests.
pledge can be found on plaques placed within classrooms throughout the campus.
When faculty suspect dishonesty, they may either report it to the Honor Code
Council office or resolve
the issue privately with the student. In the latter case, faculty are "expected" to report the incident to the
Honor Code Office, so that records can be kept on the student and an appropriate non-academic sanction
can be given to the student.
Any of the following acts, when committed by a student at the University of
Colorado at Boulder, shall
constitute academic dishonesty:
in that work/exam as one's own; submitting the same or similar papers in more than one course without permission
from the course instructors;
consent of the course instructor;
in an effort to prevent the reporting of an Honor Code violation.
Any member of the university community may report violations to the Honor
Council. If a student reports a case of
dishonesty, the relevant faculty member will automatically be notified.
student and his accuser.
can help the student through the hearing process, but this advisor cannot speak during the hearing. The Honor Council can
appoint an advisor to the student, if requested.
the Honor Code they will then issue nonacademic sanctions (academic sanctions are given by faculty members and are not
controlled by the Honor Code).
sanction (grade and credit issues). The Honor Code Council or hearing panel will determine non-academic sanctions such
as expulsion, suspension, or probation with conditions.
The CU-Boulder Honor Code includes several organized bodies working in
conjunction to ensure a fair process. The
responsibilities of governing such a code falls on various committees and positions: the Campus Ethics Committee, the
Honor Council, Hearing Panel, the Honor Council advisor, the adjudication director, honor investigators, and honor
students and faculty. The committee is responsible for providing input, recommendations, and ideas pertaining to the Honor
Code and promoting the discussion of honor and integrity at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
body, which will then initiate the proceedings.
violation of the Honor Code based on the evidence provided. The hearing panel's make-up will reflect the class standing
and school/college of the accused (e.g., undergraduate or graduate and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences or Music).
to general concerns pertaining to the Honor Code and provides historic memory for the Honor Council.
made by the Hearing Panel.
community fill this role.
Honor Code and educate members of the university community.
The full Honor Code is available for your review on line, at http://www.colorado.edu/academics/honorcode/.
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