MUSC Honorcode

Honor Council Cases 2003-2004

Spring 2004

There were six new cases reported since the last meeting of the University Honor Council in the fall.

Charge: Cheating.
Verdict: Not guilty.
Sanctions:

Charge: Cheating.
Verdict: Not guilty.
Sanctions:

Charge: Cheating.
Verdict: Not guilty.
Sanctions:

Charge: 1) Cheating; 2) Facilitating Academic Dishonesty.
Verdict: 1) Not guilty; 2) Guilty.
Sanction: Letter on record of conviction of Honor Code violation.

Charge: Cheating.
Verdict: Guilty.
Sanctions: Recommendation of failure of the course.
Appeal: The dean overturned the sanction of failure of the course.

Charge: Falsification of information in the clinical setting.
Verdict: The student pled guilty.
Sanctions: The student was reprimanded by the dean of the college and sent a letter of apology to the college student body.

Charge: Unprofessional behavior.
Verdict: Guilty.
Sanctions: Suspension for three months, counseling at CAPS, anger management counseling, and probation for the remainder of the student’s time at MUSC.

Fall 2003

There were two new cases reported since the last meeting of the University Honor Council in the early fall.

Charge: Plagiarism.
Verdict: The student pled guilty.
Sanctions: The student failed the course and will be required to repeat it, send a letter of apology to the course coordinator, perform 2 hours of community service each month, and was referred to CAPS for counseling. The student will remain on probation until completion of all requirements.

Charge: Cheating on a test.
Verdict: Guilty.
Sanctions: The student failed the course, was suspended and may not return until the next academic year. The student will remain on probation until graduation from MUSC.
Appeal: The dean upheld all sanctions imposed by the Honor Council.

There were four new cases reported since the last meeting of the University Honor Council in the spring.

Charge: Plagiarism.
Verdict: The student pled guilty.
Sanctions: The student had to rewrite the paper, make appointments with faculty and the writing center for guidance on appropriate writing techniques, and receive a zero for the paper.

Charge: Falsifying documents and lying.
Verdict: The student pled guilty.
Sanctions: Expulsion.

Charge: Cheating on a test.
Verdict: Not guilty.
Sanctions:

Charges: Plagiarism.
Verdict: The student pled guilty.
Sanctions: The student failed the course, was placed on probation, and had to seek writing help to complete the assignment appropriately.

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