CONTRIBUTED BY DR. MICHAEL ROSEWALL
Each semester, the Associate Academic Dean’s office records cases of academic misconduct as required by the St. Norbert College Honor Code. The following list is a summary of Honor Code violations taking place during the first half of the academic year (Sep 25-Jan 24).
There were 25 reported cases of academic misconduct during the Fall and January terms. Four of the cases were second offenses, leading to a hearing in front of an Academic Honor Board.
Eighteen of these cases were instances of plagiarism by students, resulting in a variety of sanctions. Most of these eighteen were required to complete a remedial tutorial on plagiarism and how to cite sources in college writing. At least half were required to rewrite or rework their papers, and sometimes were awarded less than full credit for the assignment. Some received no credit for the assignment, or had their final grade limited to a maximum of ‘C.’ One student failed the course.
There were five instances of cheating on an exam or assignment. All cases resulted in the failure of the academic exercise. Two students had their final course grade lowered a full grade (two half-grades). In another instance, an Honor Board that heard the case recommended the student not be allowed to participate in any co-curricular activities, including athletics. Another case of academic misconduct was the result of a student failing to complete a required plagiarism tutorial and not appearing for an Honor Board hearing.
To date, there have been eight reported instances of academic misconduct reported during the Spring semester.
For more information about the Honor Code, please see the St. Norbert College Student Handbook, The Citizen. If you are aware of an instance of academic misconduct, you can report it on the mySNC page by following the link: “Report Academic Misconduct.”