11.7. Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for avoiding both the appearance and the actuality of cheating by:


Following directions.


Doing their own work and taking precautions against others copying their work.


Not giving or receiving aid beyond what is authorized by the instructor.


Taking adequate notes on reference materials (including material taken off the internet or other electronic sources) used in the preparation of reports, papers and other course work.


Not lying.


Not stealing.


Demonstrating proper in-class etiquette, especially during periods of evaluation. Proper in-class etiquette would demand that one does not talk or pass papers, access the internet, look at papers or texts, or make or receive mobile phone calls or text messages during an examination or other period of in-class assessment (unless specifically authorized to do so).


Having any electronic communication device silenced and stored in a location out of immediate line of sight or access.  Prior arrangements must be made with the instructor (if he/she/they deems them necessary) if any deviation from this standard is absolutely required.


Adhering to all specific directions related to operation of the honor code relative to each assignment, and consulting with the instructor if such directions are confusing or subject to misinterpretation.


Submitting to an appropriate person (see 11.9.) all reports of suspected academic fraud one observes among his/her peers.


Appearing before the honor council when duly summoned, and interacting with the honor council honestly and forthrightly.

In general, students are required to behave in ways that neither unfairly privilege themselves nor that unfairly privilege or penalize their peers.