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Academic Honesty Policy

The Colorado State University-Pueblo University Seal The Hasan School of Business (HSB) has the responsibility to ensure that grades earned are indicative of the knowledge and skill level of each student. Acts of academic dishonesty make it impossible to fulfill this responsibility, and they weaken our society. Faculty and students share responsibility for ensuring academic honesty in our college community, and will make a concerted effort to fulfill the following responsibilities:

Faculty Responsibilities

Faculty have the responsibility to ensure that academic honesty is maintained in their classroom. In the absence of academic honesty it is impossible to assign accurate grades and to ensure that honest students are not at a competitive disadvantage. Faculty members are expected to:

  • Explain the meaning of academic dishonesty to their students.
  • Direct classes in a way that discourages cheating, plagiarism, and other dishonest acts of conduct.
  • Confront students suspected of academic dishonesty and take appropriate disciplinary action in a timely manner.

Student Responsibilities

Students share the responsibility of maintaining academic honesty and are expected to:

  • Refrain from acts of academic dishonesty.
  • Refuse to be involved in any type of academic dishonesty.
  • Notify instructors and/or appropriate administrators about observed incidents of academic dishonesty.
  • Academic dishonesty is any form of cheating which results in students giving or receiving unauthorized assistance in an academic exercise or receiving credit for work which is not their own.

In cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor will inform the chair of the department (or the dean if the department chair is the instructor of the course) of punitive action. As academic dishonesty is grounds for disciplinary action by both the instructor and the Dean of Student Life, a report describing the incident and the action taken will be provided to both the Dean of HSB as well as the Dean of Student Life. Any student judged by the instructor to have engaged in academic dishonesty may receive a failing grade for the work in question, a failing grade for the course, or any other penalty that the instructor finds appropriate within the guidelines of university policy.

To dispute an accusation of academic dishonesty, the student should first consult with the instructor. If the dispute remains unresolved, the student may then state his/her case to the department chair (or the dean if the department chair is the instructor of the course).

Exam Day Classroom Policy

The following are permitted during the course of an exam in HSB:

  • Appropriate writing instruments
  • An appropriate calculator, if applicable

The following examples of prohibited items during the course of an exam in HSB include but are not limited to:

  • Any electronic devices, with the exception of calculators (in cases of professional obligation or personal emergency, arrangements must be made with instructor prior to exam)
  • Hats
  • Dictionaries and translators
  • Leaving the classroom without permission of instructor

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