TERM 1 Honor Council Letters

November 13, 2003Dear ______,
You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your paper in ______ with Professor ______.

As discussed and agreed upon during the sanctioning conference on November 20, 2003, your sanction will be 0 on the assignment and a 2 letter grade reduction in the course. This sanction reflects the precedent in the past. Because of the fact that you did not include a bibliography, citations, quotations or any other reference to your sources throughout the paper, we considered this extensive plagiarism. In addition, there does not appear to be any reasonable explanation for these omissions. Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code in the future, the information contained in this letter will be used in determining appropriate sanctions.

The Council wishes to remind you of the importance of confidentiality. Details from the sanctioning conference may not be released without the consent of all individuals involved. This includes students and professors and as you know, sanctions agreed upon during this conference cannot be appealed.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. The Council trusts that you recognize the seriousness of the violation and the threat it poses to the Lawrence University Honor System. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Honor Council or Dean Gajewski with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,
The Honor Council,
Ann Miller & Peter Snyder
cc: Professor ______

November 5, 2003

Dear ______,
You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism on your lab report in ______ with Professor ______.

As discussed and agreed upon during the sanctioning conference on November 5, 2003, your sanction will be 0 on the assignment and a 2 letter grade reduction in the course. This sanction is consistent with the precedents of the council and reflects the extensiveness of the violation. Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code in the future, the information contained in this letter will be used in determining appropriate sanctions.

The Council wishes to remind you of the importance of confidentiality. Details from the sanctioning conference may not be released without the consent of all individuals involved. This includes students and professors and as you know, sanctions agreed upon during this conference cannot be appealed.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. The Council trusts that you recognize the seriousness of the violation and the threat it poses to the Lawrence University Honor System. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Honor Council or Dean Gajewski with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,
The Honor Council,
Poonam Kumar & Ann Miller
cc: ______

December 9, 2003

Dear______,
You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for plagiarism resulting from incomplete citation on your Term paper in ______ with Professor ______.

As discussed and agreed upon during the sanctioning conference on December 9, 2003, your sanction with be a 0 on the assignment, one letter grade reduction in the course and an educational sanction. You will meet with Dean Gajewski by January 16, 2004 for instructions about appropriate citation of resources. However, in the event that you fail to do so, your sanction will be lowered to 0 on the assignment and a two letter grade reduction in the course. Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code in the future, the information contained in this letter will be used in determining appropriate sanctions.

The Council wishes to remind you of the importance of confidentiality. Details from the sanctioning conference may not be released without the consent of all individuals involved. This includes students and professors and as you know, sanctions agreed upon during this conference cannot be appealed.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. The Council trusts that you recognize the seriousness of the violation and the threat it poses to the Lawrence University Honor System. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Honor Council or Dean Gajewski with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,
The Honor Council,
Poonam Kumar & Michael Schrimpf
cc: Professor _______

October 3, 2003

Dear ______,
You have not been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for your exam in ______ with Professor ______.

Though you have not been found in violation of the Honor Code, we hope you understand that it is every Lawrence community member’s responsibility to uphold the Honor System. This means that when professors encounter suspicious material when grading student work, they are obliged to bring the case before the Honor Council. By doing so they protect every student’s right to a fair and honest academic environment.

_____, we do advise you to be more conscientious in working with other students. We also encourage you to seek out specific direction and guidelines from your professor concerning collaboration.

The Council also wishes to remind you of the importance of confidentiality. Details from the hearing may not be released without the consent of all individuals involved. This includes students and professors. It is a violation of the Honor Code to break confidentiality concerning this case.

Sincerely,
The Honor Council,
Ann Miller
cc: Professor ______

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