Editorial: New policy needed

By defaultuser
April 24, 2003

It was a move Cabrini needed to make.

The college recently adopted a new Academic Honesty Policy to replace the old one. The new policy promises to uphold the values of academic integrity and create more trust between the faculty and staff.

The old policy was not uniform-professors took it upon themselves to decide what the punishment was for dishonest students-with little guidance about appropriate punishments for different violations. Students commiting the same violation could receive widely different punishments, or no punishment at all. Some faculty would submit an Academic Honesty Violation Form to the Academic Affairs office while others did not, despite the written guidelines that stated the professor had to.

The new, uniform policy provides fairness to the student and the professor. The professor is not put in the compromising situation of playing favorites and is given guidance on appropriate punishments for a first offense. The student automatically fails the course for a second offense and must appear before a hearing board, which could result in suspension or expulsion.

The effectiveness of this policy transformation has yet to be proven, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Posted to the Web by Lauren Joseph

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Special Project

Title IX Redefined Website

Produced by Cabrini Communication
Class of 2024

Listen Up

Season 2, Episode 3: Celebrating Cabrini and Digging into its Past


Scroll to Top
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap