It is expected that students will be honest in all their academic work and will be responsible for their own work. Scholastic dishonesty is a serious violation of both academic standards and biblical teachings, and is an affront to other students and the faculty. Academic dishonesty includes the following:
- Cheating on assignments and tests.
- Plagiarism. The student is responsible for knowing the legitimate and illegitimate use of source material in writing term papers as stated in the standard text of the College for writing term papers.
- Submitting a paper or project in which part or the entirety was done by someone else. (This would not include designated group assignments in which the student is a participant.)
- Submitting the same (or essentially the same) paper or project in more than one course without prior consent of the instructors involved. Any act which violates the rights of other students from completing their academic assignments (e.g. deliberate withholding of necessary academic material, willful harm to another student's work). Students found involved in academic dishonesty will be penalized by the instructor. The penalty may include reduced credit or no credit on the assignment/test, additional assignments or other measures deemed appropriate by the instructor. A student who feels that the charge is unjust or that the penalty is unfair may make an academic appeal. The instructor may refer a student directly to the Provost; Vice President/Academic Affairs who may invoke a penalty that could include academic failure in the course, suspension from the College, or dismissal.
Class Conflict Policy
Students prepare their class schedules in consultation with their academic advisors. Scheduling conflicts must be approved. If registration for conflicting courses appears necessary, students and advisors may consider the following options for resolving schedule conflicts. It is the student's responsibility to complete the appropriate option prior to the closing day of registration.
ALTERNATE ATTENDANCE RULE - This allows a student to register for two (2) conflicting classes with permission from both instructors provided that each class is at least three (3) credits and the conflict involves no more than 50 minutes each week. The student attends classes alternately on the conflicting day and forfeits all cuts in both classes. Both instructors must initial the "special permission" portion of the Registration Entry Form.
CLASS CONFLICT REQUEST - If the conflicting classes do not meet the guidelines of OPTION 1, but arrangements can be made so that no more than 1/3 of the class time for either class will be missed, the student may process a Class Conflict Request Form. The approved form must accompany the Registration Entry Form.
GUIDED STUDY - If more than 1/3 of the class time for a class will be missed, an approved Guided Study Form must accompany the Registration Entry Form.