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Student Academic Rights and Responsibilities

Student Academic Rights and Responsibilities


Academic rights

  1. A student has the right to fair and equal treatment in all areas of academic concern.
  2. A student has the right to fair and unbiased evaluation of his/her academic work.
  3. A student has the right to clearly stated criteria for evaluation by the faculty.
  4. A student has the right to appeal any of the following sanctions and can provide evidence that he/she has been falsely accused of violating the academic code or that he/she has been evaluated in an arbitrary and capricious manner by a member of the College faculty.

Student responsibilities

Students are expected to maintain high standards of academic honesty and integrity in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct located at lowercolumbia.edu/publications/student-handbook/code-of-student-conduct.

  1. A student shall not give unauthorized information to another person or receive unauthorized information from another person during any type of examination.
  2. A student shall not obtain or provide without authorization questions or answers from the examination prior to the time of the examination.
  3. A student shall not use unauthorized sources for answers during any examination.
  4. A student shall not engage in any form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as submitting to a faculty member any work product which the student fraudulently represents to the faculty member as the student’s own work product, for the purpose of fulfilling or partially fulfilling any assignment or task required by the faculty member as a part of the student’s program of instruction.

Students are expected to know and comply with accepted classroom procedures and academic standards as set forth by the College faculty.


Student sanctions

A student may be subject to disciplinary action as well as academic sanctions for acts of academic dishonesty in violation of the Code of Student Conduct located at lowercolumbia.edu/publications/student-handbook/code-of-student-conduct or for failure to meet the accepted academic standards of the College.

Disciplinary action can result in disciplinary sanctions up to and including dismissal from the college.

The following academic sanctions may be imposed:

  1. A College instructor may assign to the student a failing grade for an individual project/test/paper, etc.
  2. A College instructor may assign to the student a failing grade for a course.
  3. A College department may recommend that a student be dismissed from a College program.
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