June 18, 2013
The Profile of a Shenendehowa Graduate is founded on the belief that the following values/competencies will be emphasized in our educational community to promote personal and intellectual integrity, responsible citizenship and the success of each student.
Self-Directed Lifelong Learners
Culturally Appreciative Persons
Mathematically, Scientifically and Technologically Competent People
It is our expectation that students take responsibility for their learning and experience the pride that accompanies academic achievement. This ensures a positive learning environment that emphasizes intellectual integrity. Plagiarism/Cheating impedes a student’s academic progress and compromises the trust between teacher and student which is fundamental to the learning process.
Plagiarism: Submitting work done (in whole or part) by others as if it were one’s own.
Cheating: Using unauthorized information, notes, aids or technological devices to gain unfair advantage.
Graded Projects/Research/Presentations/Science Labs/Tests/Quizzes/Exams/Essays
1st Offense: Warning with maximum half credit on alternate test/assignment/lab/essay for all parties involved. For example, if the original assignment is being graded on 100% and the student earned an 80%, the student’s grade would be 40%.
2nd Offense: 0% - All parties involved will receive a grade of zero or zero credit for the assignment.Parent called by teacher and a conference held with department administrator, teacher, parent and student.
3rd Offense: Administrative Hearing
Homework/Quizzes: Consequences are left to the teacher’s discretion.
Students will be given the opportunity to discuss a violation with their teacher and/or department administrator for both Category I and II offenses. Progression of offenses will be implemented concurrently across all departments.For example, an infraction in English would qualify as the first offense, a subsequent offense in social studies constitutes a second offense and an additional offense in math would be the third offense.
Declaration of Academic Integrity:
I acknowledge that the policy on academic integrity was discussed in each of my courses and understand the consequences for violation of this policy.