Union’s honor council case summaries

Maria Lovetere, Contributing Writer

This is a summary of Honor Council cases that were resolved in the fall of 2018 and winter of 2019. Summaries from previous terms are available on the Honor Code’s Nexus page. We hope to begin publishing these summaries in the Concordiensis twice a year from now on, in order to increase awareness about the function of the Honor Council and help encourage academic integrity from all Union students.

Honor Code Cases Brought to Resolution During Fall Term 2018 and Winter Term 2019:

29 cases total: two hearings in which the student was found not responsible, one hearing in which the student was found responsible and 26 Chair-Dean Reviews (CDR). CDRs are an option for first- time violations when the student accepts responsibility for the violation. Of the 29 cases, 15 involved plagiarism, 14 involved cheating, four involved collusion, three involved facilitation and one involved a dual submission. There are more charges listed than total cases because in eight cases the student was charged with more than one form of academic dishonesty. A more detailed report on the Honor Code cases resolved during Fall Term 2018 and Winter Term 2019 can be found under the Honor Code’s page on Nexus, as well as a copy of the Academic Honor Code.