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Faculty Guidelines for Responding to Violations of the Academic Honor Principle
(Voted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, May 23, 1983)
An instructor who suspects that a student may have violated the Academic Honor Principle of the College should observe the following guidelines:
- The instructor may want to discuss the suspected violation with the student(s) in order to determine that there has been no misunderstanding between the instructor and the student(s).
- The instructor is strongly encouraged to test the validity of his/her suspicion by consulting a colleague or the department/program chair.
- If, after consultation, the instructor believes that the suspicion is valid, the instructor should immediately bring the matter to the attention of the COS and should inform the department/program chair. Under no circumstances should the instructor who suspects a violation of the Academic Honor Principle attempt to resolve the matter independently or ' the student in question.