Academic Policies

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to:

  • Use of External Assistance During An Examination
  • Intentional Falsification or Invention of Data
  • Any Form of Plagiarism
  • Anytime a student uses part of another’s work without acknowledgement of the source.
  • Anytime a student uses a paper in more than one class without the instructor’s permission.
  • Anytime a student accesses or shares restricted information without the instructor’s permission.

An instructor may dismiss from class any student who engages in academic dishonesty. The dismissal will result in the student either being dropped from the course, withdrawn from the course, or assigned a grade of “F” at the end of the academic session. Instructors also maintain the option to penalize the student by lowering his/her grade on specific assignments. In the event a student under investigation for academic dishonesty has already dropped a course, the instructor reserves the right, with dean permission, to contact the Registrar and have the student reinstated so that a “F” grade can be assigned. Instructors may report students who engage in academic dishonesty to the department chair and appropriate college dean. In these instances the department chair and college dean will issue a letter to the student outlining actions to be taken. If deemed appropriate, the student may be referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs for university disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may include suspension from the university. For further information please refer to the Henderson State University Student Conduct Policy