Honor Code cases resolved in Winter and Spring, 2019

Marisa Peters, 807 Editor

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The following is a summary of the Honor Council cases that were resolved in the Winter and Spring trimesters of the 2019-20 academic year. The summaries from the previous terms are available on the Honor Code’s Nexus page. These notices are intended to increase the purpose of the Honor Council and further the academic integrity on Union College’s campus.

The Honor Code cases resolved in Winter and Spring Term, 2019 are as follows:

35 cases in total were addressed. Two of the hearings found that the student was not responsible. Thirty-one – the majority of cases – were considered Chair-Dean Reviews (CDR). CDRs are an option for first-time violations in which the student accepts responsibility for the violation. Of the 31 cases, 19 of these cases involved plagiarism, 15 involved cheating, four concerned collusion, and three involved facilitation. There are more charges listed than total cases because in nine cases, the student was charged with more than one form of academic dishonesty. A more detailed report on the Honor Code cases resolved during Winter Term 2019 and Spring Term 2019, as well as a copy of the Academic Honor Code and the Statement on Plagiarism, can be found on the Academic Honor Code course page on Nexus.