Honor Council Letters Term II

January 15, 2003

Dear **********,

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for unauthorized use of materials on your final exam in ********** with Professor **********.

********** you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends. The evidence indicated close similarities between your work and another student’s. Inconsistencies in graph portions of the test show that you copied the graph and solution from the other student. Consequently, you have been assigned a sanction of zero on assignment and two-letter grade reduction in course. The sanction represents the severity of the violation and is consistent with the sanction attached to similar violations in the past.

Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code again, this letter will be used in determining an appropriate sanction.

The Council 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. Other students alluded to in this hearing may not be discussed or implicated in this matter.

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 have. You may appeal this decision to the President of the University within one week of receiving this letter.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council

represented by:

Jason Hanna and Ann Miller


February 10, 2003

Dear **********,

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for collaboration on your lab report in ********** with Professor **********.

********** you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends. Consequently, you have been assigned a sanction of zero on assignment. Additionally, you have been assigned an education sanction. You were found in violation of the Honor Code due to striking similarities between your paper and your lab partner’s paper in the ordering and phrasing of sentences as well as overall organization of the results section. These similarities could not have arisen only from discussion or coincidence and indicate that you violated the professor’s instructions to work on your lab in isolation. We gave you a zero on the text portion of the assignment due to the excessive similarities to your lab partner’s assignment and a zero on assignment to sanction the violation of the Honor Code. In addition, we are assigning you an educational sanction to meet with Professor ********** by February 28, 2003, to discuss acceptable collaboration on lab assignments. If you fail to meet with Professor ********** by this date, an additional sanction of a one letter grade reduction in course will be assigned. The sanction represents the severity of the violation and is consistent with the sanctions attached to similar violations in the past.

Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code again, this letter will be used in determining an appropriate sanction.

The Council 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.

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 have. You may appeal this decision to the President of the University within one week of receiving this letter.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council

represented by:

Carolynn Dude


February 10, 2003

Dear **********,

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Code for collaboration on your lab report in ********** with Professor **********.

********** you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the University depends. Consequently, you have been assigned a sanction of zero on assignment. Additionally, you have been assigned an education sanction. You were found in violation of the Honor Code due to striking similarities between your paper and your lab partner’s paper in the ordering and phrasing of sentences as well as overall organization of the results section. These similarities could not have arisen only from discussion or coincidence and indicate that you violated the professor’s instructions to work on your lab in isolation. We gave you a zero on the text portion of the assignment due to the excessive similarities to your lab partner’s assignment and a zero on assignment to sanction the violation of the Honor Code. In addition, we are assigning you an educational sanction to meet with Professor ********** by February 28, 2003, to discuss acceptable collaboration on lab assignments. If you fail to meet with Professor ********** by this date, an additional sanction of a one letter grade reduction in course will be assigned. The sanction represents the severity of the violation and is consistent with the sanctions attached to similar violations in the past.

Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code again, this letter will be used in determining an appropriate sanction.

The Council 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.

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 have. You may appeal this decision to the President of the University within one week of receiving this letter.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council

represented by:

Carolynn Dude


February 26, 2003

Dear **********,

You have been found in violation of the Lawrence University Honor Code for unauthorized collaboration on your CD-Rom assignment in ********** with Professor **********.

********** you have unfairly advanced your academic performance and violated the mutual trust between students and faculty upon which the university depends. The similarity in sentence structure, method of analysis, content and graph data selection could only be explained by your unauthorized collaboration. Consequently, you have been assigned a sanction of zero on assignment and one letter grade reduction in course. The sanction represents the severity of the violation and is consistent with the sanctions attached to similar violations in the past.

Be advised that should you be found in violation of the Honor Code again, this letter will be used in determining an appropriate sanction.

The Council 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.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. The Council trusts that you recognize the serio
usness 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 have. You may appeal this decision to the President of the University within one week of receiving this letter.

Sincerely,

The Honor Council

represented by:

Jason Hanna and Nabeeha Mohammed

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