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K-State Honor & Integrity System

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Dr. Steve Starrett - Director
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Dr. Camilla Roberts - Associate Director
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Honor Pledge Violations (AUGUST 2001-JULY 2002)

The following violations of the Honor Pledge occurred at Kansas State University.
Most recent occurrences are listed first. 

MAY

Case #2001-2002-63--A junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation claimed to the Professor that an exam score had been recorded erroneously; instead of a 48, the student claimed the score should have been 98. The Professor asked the student to bring the exam in to the office for review. Since the professor graded all exams for the course, the Professor noticed that the "corrections" (which were marked in red) were not in the professor's handwriting, thus the "exam" had to be a fabrication. The professor pointed this out to the student and twice offered the student an opportunity to take back the exam. The student continued to insist that the exam was legitimate. The professor then informed the student that this situation would be explored with other faculty in the department; the student left. Forty-five minutes later the student returned and admitted fabricating the exam and later wrote an email to the professor expressing remorse. The professor filed a report with the Honor & Integrity System. Should the student later be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, an Honor Council Hearing Panel would be asked to consider suspension or expulsion from the University. Case Closed.

Case #2001-2002-62--A first year student with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation allegedly programmed a calculator with sufficient information to ace the exam. Another student claims to have witnessed the event. Other students claim to have overheard the student talking about how easy it was to do and informed the Instructor. The Instructor requested that the case be adjudicated by the Honor Council. An investigation ensued and a Hearing Panel was convened. The Hearing Panel did not find enough information to charge the student with an Honor Pledge violation.Case Closed.

Case #2001-2002-61--A senior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation allegedly plagiarized an Internet article and delivered it as a speech without attribution. The GTA realized due to the technical nature of the material that the speech could not be original with the student. The GTA requested that the case be investigated and proceed to an Honor Council Hearing Panel for adjudication. An investigation ensued and a Hearing Panel was convened. The Hearing Panel found the student responsible for an Honor Pledge violation and sanctioned the sanction with an XF.Case Closed.

Case #2001-2002-59 & 60--A senior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation acquired two change-of-grade forms, filled them out changing the letter grades in two of the student's courses, one course from an F to an A and in the other from an F to a B. One of the professors noticed the forged signature and reported the incident to the Honor & Integrity System Director. The student was also a classified employee who had access to change-of-grade forms. An Honor Council Hearing Panel found the student guilty of forging two change-of-grade forms and assigned the student an XF in each of the courses and requested that the Provost expel the student. The Provost immediately expelled the student; the Provost's letter allows the student to reapply for admission in one year. Since the student was also a classified employee, the Provost notified the employee's supervisor so that appropriate disciplinary action could be taken. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-58--A senior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation broke into a roommate's computer and plagiarized a take-home test and turned it in as original work. The senior and the roommate were in different sections of the same course. The Assistant Professor noticed the identical exams and confronted both students. The senior immediately confessed and was sanctioned with an XF for the course. The F indicates failure; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the transcript; the X can only be removed by passing the Academic Integrity course, taught each semester by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-57--A Junior with a prior Honor Pledge violation plagiarized Internet sources without documentation, claiming ignorance. The Assistant Professor had sufficiently warned students about the seriousness of plagiarizing and decided to sanction the student with a zero for the assignment and filed an Honor & Integrity System Violation Report with the Honor & Integrity System Director. The Honor & Integrity System Data Base revealed that the student had a previous XF for plagiarizing in another course two years prior and had never taken the Academic Integrity course, required to remove the X from the transcript. Since this is a second Honor Pledge violation, this case will be heard by an Honor Council Hearing Panel. The Hearing Panel will be asked to consider suspension or expulsion from the university. An Honor Council Hearing Panel decided to require the student to immediately enroll in the Academic Integrity class. In addition, the Hearing Panel has recommended to the Provost that the student be suspended from the university spring 2003 semester. The student will be allowed to enroll in summer and fall 2003 classes. Case Closed.

Case#2001-2002-56--A sophomore with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation plagiarized a paragraph from the Internet without attribution. The Assistant Professor was suspicious because of the superior level of writing in the paragraph. Following a brief search at Google.com, the plagiarized paragraph was confirmed. The paragraph also contained two references to primary sources which were also listed in the bibliography of the student's paper. When confronted, the student admitted that those primary sources were never used as part of the research and in effect, only served to pad the bibliography. An Honor Council Hearing Panel upheld the Assistant Professor's sanction of a zero for the assignment and the requirement that the student take the Academic Integrity course, after which, the student's final grade in the course will be changed from an Incomplete to a C. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-55--Three seniors, three juniors and one sophomore plagiarized an Internet site on a group project and claimed it as original work. Other students in the class became suspicious during their group presentation and alerted the GTA who found the Internet site. The seven students were required to redo the project; the group leader was additionally required to take the Academic Integrity course. A report of this case will remain on file in the Honor & Integrity System office. Should any of the seven students be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation at some future date, an Honor Council Hearing Panel would consider suspension or expulsion from the university. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-54--A junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was observed to have exchanged a coded test for a test of another coded color and then copied a nearby student's test. The Associate Professor and numerous test proctors observed the alleged Honor Pledge violation. The Associate Professor requested the student be assigned an XF for the course. The F indicates failure in the course, the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the student's transcript; the X can only be removed by enrolling in and passing the Academic Integrity course offered each semester by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. The student did not appeal. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-53--A sophomore and a junior with no prior history of Honor Pledge violations turned in similar homework assignments. The Instructor inquired whether the students had engaged in unauthorized collaboration, to which both students denied the charge. Upon further inquiry, the students admitted discussing the assignment in detail over the phone but didn't consider that unauthorized collaboration since they were not in the same room. The Instructor disagreed and sanctioned the students with a zero on the assignment and informed them that unauthorized collaboration included discussing the assignment on the phone. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-52--A junior with a prior Honor Pledge violation was alleged by a GTA to have turned in a journal which was hand-written by someone else. Although the GTA decided to sanction the student with a zero on the assignment and file a report with the Honor & Integrity System Director, the Honor & Integrity System data base revealed the student's prior Honor Pledge violation. The Director decided this case needed to be heard by an Honor Council Hearing Panel. The student was further sanctioned with taking the Academic Integrity course offered each semester by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-51--A senior with a prior Honor Pledge violation is alleged to have plagiarized the work of another student in class and turned it in as original work. The professor requested the student receive an XF for the course. The student did not appeal the sanction. The F indicates failure in the course, the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the student's transcript; the X can only be removed by enrolling in and passing the Academic Integrity course offered each semester by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. Case Closed. 

APRIL

Case #2001/2002-50--A Sophomore with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation is alleged by the Professor of the course to have used unauthorized notes during an exam. The Professor and a Graduate Teaching Assistant came upon an open notebook at the feet of the student during the exam and photocopied the contents of the page. In a meeting with the student after the exam, the Professor offered to withhold honor proceedings if the student would agree to forfeit any points concerning any exam questions dealing with the material on the exposed page. The student contended there was no intent to cheat. After an investigation and hearing, panel members of the Honor Council decided there was not clear and convincing evidence an Honor Pledge violation had occurred and the student was acquitted. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-49--A Sophomore with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation handed in an extra credit assignment which the Instructor believed to be expertly written, however with no citations or footnotes. The student admitted the action and the Instructor decided to lower the student's grade in the course by one grade level. The student's name is on file with the Honor & Integrity System and should the student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the University. The student did not appeal. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-48--A Senior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation admitted to using another student's file to complete a homework assignment graded with an exam. The Professor sanctioned the student with no credit for the exam and the requirement that the student take the Academic Integrity course. The student must complete this obligation during the fall semester 2002, or the Incomplete status of the course will be changed to an XF. The F indicates failure in the course, the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the student's transcript; the X can only be removed by enrolling in and passing the Academic Integrity course offered each semester by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. The student did not appeal. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-47--A Senior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation submitted a paper which showed signs of plagiarism. The Assistant Professor conducted a search on the Internet and discovered that most of the paper had been plagiarized (word for word) from a site. The Assistant Professor turned the case over to the Honor & Integrity System Director. An investigation indicated the need for an Honor hearing panel. The Honor hearing panel found the student in violation of the Honor Pledge and assigned the student a grade of F for the course. The student is also to take the Academic Integrity course before the end of the fall semester. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-46--A Junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation turned in as a research paper an essay consisting almost entirely of material downloaded from two web sites. The Associate Professor decided to take no action pending the decision of an Honor hearing panel. An Honor hearing panel found the student in violation and assigned a zero on the first draft of the assignment and the Academic Integrity course in the fall 2002 semester. Should the student not take the course, the grade in the in the class will revert to an XF, with the F indicating failure in the course; the X indicating the reason is an Honor Pledge violation.Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-45--Two Juniors and a Freshman with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation were each discovered by a Graduate Teaching Assistant to have plagiarized Internet sources for an assignment requiring an individual essay response to a literary work. The GTA turned the case over to the Honor Council for adjudication. A hearing panel found all three in violation and assigned an XF for the course. The F indicates failure in the course, the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the student's transcript; the X can only be removed by enrolling in and passing the Academic Integrity course offered each semester by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. Case Closed. 

MARCH

Case #2001/2002-44--A Junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was discovered by an Associate Professor to have engaged in deceptive behavior with respect to attendance and also engaged in acts of theft and fraud with regard to the final exam for the class. As a result, the Associate Professor requested that the student's grade of F in the course be changed to an XF. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The student did not appeal the sanction. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-43--A Junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation is alleged by an Assistant Professor to have participated in unauthorized collaboration on a homework assignment. In addition, the student also submitted a paper which was nearly entirely plagiarized from two sources. As a result, the Assistant Professor decided to request that the student be assigned an XF for the course. The student appealed the sanction and a hearing panel heard the case. The Honor panel, after deliberation, decided to uphold the Assistant Professor's sanction of the XF. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the transcript; the X can only be removed by passing the Academic Integrity course offered each semester.Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-42--Two Juniors and a Senior with no prior history of Honor Pledge violations are alleged by an Assistant Professor to have participated on unauthorized collaboration on a homework assignment. The Assistant Professor decided to sanction the students with a zero for the assignment and the additional requirement of a one-page paper from each of the students describing why their actions amounted to an Honor Pledge violation. The students did not appeal the sanctions. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-41--Two Sophomores with no prior history of Honor Pledge violations are alleged by an Associate Professor to have participated in unauthorized collaboration on a homework assignment. The Associate Professor decided to sanction the two students with a zero on the assignment and a zero on two future assignments with the stipulation that the assignments be handed in to be evaluated "as part of the learning process." The students will be allowed to take the remaining two tests and the final exam. The students appealed the sanction. After an investigation and subsequent hearing, the Honor Panel found one student to be in violation and upheld the Associate Professor's sanction and assigned the student to enroll in and successfully pass the Academic Integrity course in the fall 2002 term. The second student was found not to be in violation of the Honor Pledge. The student's record in the Honor & Integrity System office will reflect this outcome.Case Closed. 

FEBRUARY

Case #2001/2002-40--A Senior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation turned in a homework assignment of another student from a previous semester and claimed it as original work. The Professor turned the case over to the Honor & Integrity System for adjudication. An Honor Panel found the student in violation and sanctioned the student with a zero in the assignment, a meeting with the Dean of Students, and enrollment and successful completion of the Academic Integrity course. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-39--A Sophomore with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation plagiarized an Internet source without proper attribution. The GTA decided to sanction the student by requiring the assignment be re-done. In addition, the GTA required the student to enroll in and pass the Academic Integrity course taught by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. Should the student not complete the AI course by the end of fall 2002 semester, the course grade will be changed to an XF. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-38--Two Juniors with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation turned in "remarkably similar" versions of an essay revision. The Instructor met with each of the students separately to ask for clarification and received conflicting explanations. The Instructor decided to turn the matter over to the Honor & Integrity System for an investigation and possible hearing. In the meantime, one of the students dropped the course but the course drop was reversed by the Honor & Integrity System Director until the case is resolved. An Honor Council Hearing Panel found both students guilty of unauthorized collaboration. One student received a zero on the assignment and is required to enroll in and pass the Academic Integrity course prior to receiving a final grade for the course. The other student was also required to enroll in and pass the Academic Integrity course prior to being allowed to drop the course retroactively. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-37--A Freshman with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation turned in a paper entirely plagiarized from the Internet and lacking any documentation. The course Instructor turned the matter over to the Honor & Integrity System for adjudication. An Honor Panel found the student in violation, although extenuating circumstances led the panel to sanction the student with an Incomplete in the course. Pending the enrollment and successful completion of the Academic Integrity course by December 2002, the student's grade of "I" will remain on the transcript. Case Closed. 

DECEMBER--End of 2001 Fall Semester

Case #2001/2002-36--A first-year-student with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation allegedly copied final exam answers from another student. The Assistant Professor had two versions of the same exam and the student had nearly all wrong answers on that version of the exam, but nearly all right answers when compared to the other version of the exam. The Assistant Professor suspected test copying and requested that the student receive an XF for the course. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The student did not appeal. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2001-35--A Junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was alleged by an Assistant Professor to have submitted a final paper in large part plagiarized from various sources on the internet. The Assistant Professor sanctioned the student with an F in the course and filed a report with the Honor & Integrity System. Should the student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the University. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2001-34--A Junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was alleged by an Assistant Professor to have submitted a final paper of which slightly less than half was plagiarized from various sources on the internet. The Assistant Professor sanctioned the student with an F in the course and filed a report with the Honor & Integrity System. Should the student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the University. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2001-33--A Sophomore with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was alleged by an Assistant Professor to have submitted a final paper in large part plagiarized from various sources on the internet. The Assistant Professor sanctioned the student with an F in the course and filed a report with the Honor & Integrity System. Should the student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the University. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2001-32--A senior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was alleged by an Assistant Professor to have submitted a final paper in large part plagiarized from one source on the internet. The Assistant Professor sanctioned the student with an F in the course and filed a report with the Honor & Integrity System. Should the student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the University. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2001-31--A sophomore with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was observed using unauthorized notes during a final exam. The Associate Professor requested the student be assigned an XF for the course. The F indicates failure in the course, the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the student's transcript; the X can only be removed by enrolling in and passing the Academic Integrity course offered each semester by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-30--A Senior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was alleged by an Associate Professor to have plagiarized a final project and requested that an XF be assigned to the student for the course. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the transcript although the course can be retaken for another grade; the X can only be removed by successfully passing the Academic Integrity course, offered each semester by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-29--A junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was discovered to have cheated on a final exam. As a result, the Assistant Professor sanctioned the student with a zero for the final exam and lowered the final grade accordingly. If the student should be found guilty of a future Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the University. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-28--Two sophomores with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation are alleged to have participated in unauthorized collaboration on a final project. The Professor requested that each be assigned an XF for the course. The students appealed the sanction and after an investigation, the Case Investigators recommended the case go before an Honor Council Hearing Panel. The Panel found both students in violation and upheld the original sanction of XF. The F indicates failure for the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on each student's transcript although the course could be re-taken for another grade used to figure the GPA; the X can only be removed by successfully taking and passing the Academic Integrity course taught each semester by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-27--Two juniors with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation are alleged to have participated in unauthorized collaboration on a final project. The Professor requested that each be assigned an XF for the course. The students appealed the sanction and after an investigation, the Case Investigators recommended the case go before an Honor Council Hearing Panel. The Panel found both students in violation and upheld the original sanction of XF. The F indicates failure for the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on each student's transcript although the course could be re-taken for another grade used to figure the GPA; the X can only be removed by successfully taking and passing the Academic Integrity course taught each semester by the Associate Director of the Honor & Integrity System. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-26--Two first year students with no prior Honor Pledge violations submitted essay papers which were remarkably similar in content and structure. Both students were called in by the Instructors to explain the similarities; both students acknowledged the similarities but denied any wrong doing and could not provide any explanation. The Instructors decided to request that both students receive an XF for the course. The students appealed and the case was heard by a hearing panel. The panel determined enough evidence to find one student in violation and upheld the XF. The panel determined that there was not enough evidence to find the second student in violation and did not uphold the XF. The Instructor will determine the subsequent grade. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-25--An Honor Council Hearing Panel found the student guilty of an Honor Pledge violation and assigned an XF for the course. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the transcript although the course can be repeated for another grade. The X can only be removed by enrolling in and passing the Academic Integrity course, taught each semester. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-24--A junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation, twice gained unauthorized access to a roommate's computer, plagiarizing the roommate's work and turning it in as original work. Since both students were taking the same class, the Professor noticed the similarities and called the students in for an explanation. The student who gained unauthorized access and plagiarized, admitted the Honor Pledge violations; the student whose work was plagiarized was surprised and dismayed by his roommate's action. The Professor decided to give the student who plagiarized a zero for each of the two assignments and file a report with the Honor & Integrity System. Should the student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the University. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-23--A Sophomore with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation allegedly provided the code (answers) to a Freshman in the same class on a homework assignment. The Instructor confronted the two students who maintained they had not cheated. Later, one of the students emailed the Instructor admitting the code had been emailed to him by the other student and used as a reference point. The Instructor decided to give both students a zero for the assignment and file a report with the Honor & Integrity System. The student who provided the code to the other student decided to appeal the Instructor's decision. An Honor Council Hearing Panel found both students in violation and upheld the original sanction stipulating a 0 on the assignment. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-22--A freshman with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation allegedly arranged for someone not enrolled in the class to take the final exam. The discovery was made when the student's name and ID number did not match up. The exam ID number did not fit any enrolled student in the university. When the student did not respond to a request for a meeting with the Assistant Professor to discuss the discrepancy, the Honor & Integrity System Director was notified and an XF requested as a final grade. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason was an Honor Pledge violation. The X can only be removed by passing the Academic Integrity course; the F remains permanently on the transcript. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-21--Two sophomores and one freshman with no prior history of Honor Pledge violations were overhead discussing exam questions and answers during an exam. The student who observed and overheard the discussion reported it to the Instructor who confronted each of the students with the allegations. Although two of the students at first denied the allegations, they later admitted they were inappropriately talking during the exam. The reporting student insisted the three had discussed answers to exam questions. The Instructor decided to give two of the students a zero for the exam; the third student, who had a different version of the exam and who fully cooperated in the inquiry was allowed to retain the exam score. All three were given incomplete's in the course until they each enrolled in and passed the Academic Integrity course, which they must do prior to the end of spring 2002 semester. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-20--A Freshman with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation plagiarized "significant portions" of a research paper. The Associate Professor decided to sanction the student with a zero for the assignment and report the violation to the Honor & Integrity System Director. Should the student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the university. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-19--A Junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation plagiarized Internet sources for a research paper. The Associate Professor decided to sanction the student with a zero for the assignment and report the violation to the Honor & Integrity System Director. Should the student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the university. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-18--A freshman with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was alleged to have plagiarized a paper from the Internet. The Assistant Professor requested an XF be assigned for the course. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the academic record; the X can only be removed by passing the Academic Integrity course offered each semester. The student did not appeal the XF sanction. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-17--Two sophomores with no prior history of Honor Pledge violations plagiarized the homework of another student in class and turned it in as original work. The Instructor discovered the alleged Honor Pledge violation and requested a meeting with the students. The students did not attend the meeting and dropped the course. Since the reason the students dropped the course was an alleged Honor Pledge violation, the Honor & Integrity System Director requested the Registrar to reverse the drop; the Instructor requested that the students receive an XF for the course. The students have ten calendar days to appeal the XF request. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason was an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently part of the academic record; the X can only be removed by passing the Academic Integrity course offered each semester. The students did not appeal the XF sanction. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-16--Three juniors, all three of whom have a prior Honor Pledge violation, participated in unauthorized collaboration. The professor requested each receive an XF for the course. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason was an Honor Pledge violation. The F will remain permanently on the transcript; the X can only be removed by passing the Academic Integrity course offered each semester. The students decided to appeal the XF sanction. An Honor Council Hearing Panel upheld the requested XF sanction of the Professor and considered whether the three should be suspended or expelled due to their prior Honor Pledge violation. Because the first violations occurred near the same time as the current violation, the Hearing Panel decided that the three were not sufficiently warned of the possibility of suspension or expulsion. The Hearing Panel decided to require each of the three students to meet individually with the Assistant Dean of Student Life prior to the start of spring break and to enroll in and pass the Academic Integrity course during fall 2002 semester. If these requirements are not met, the Director is to recommend to the Provost that the three be expelled from the University. Case Closed. 

NOVEMBER

Case #2001/2002-15--A sophomore with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was observed looking at the test answers of a nearby student. The Professor compared the answers of the student's test to that of the test the student copied and noted they were the same and called the student in to explain. The student denied the charge until confronted with the realization that the test questions for the tests were different and thus the copied answer proved to be absurd when placed next to the correct question. The student denied guilt but the Professor assigned a zero for the exam and filed a report with the Honor & Integrity System. The student did not appeal the sanction. Case Closed.

Case # 2001/2002-14--Two juniors with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation participated in unauthorized collaboration on a homework assignment. The Instructor confronted the two who admitted what they had done and accepted the Instructor's decision that their grade on the assignment would be lowered. The Instructor also filed a report with the Honor & Integrity System. Should either student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from Kansas State University. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-13--Five seniors are alleged to have either plagiarized or participated in unauthorized collaboration on two class assignments. The Assistant Professor turned the matter over to the Honor Council for an investigation and adjudication. Honor Council Case Investigators concluded that sufficient evidence existed to support the charge of an Honor Pledge violation. An Honor Council Hearing Panel found four of the five to have violated the Honor Pledge and sanctioned them by reducing their grade on the assignment in question by 50% and requiring the four to enroll in and successfully pass the Academic Integrity course. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-12--A first year student with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation forged the name of an absent classmate on a class quiz. The GTA sanctioned the student by taking away class points and by requiring a paper on the subject of cheating. An Honor Pledge Violation Report was also sent to the Honor & Integrity System. Should the student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the University. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-11--A first year student with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation plagiarized the published notes at a public lecture and turned it in as original work for extra credit. As a result, the GTA will record a grade of Incomplete and require the student to enroll in and pass the Academic Integrity course. The student's earned grade will be recorded when that requirement has been met. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-10--A junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation based the solution to an exercise set on the answers of another student in the class. When challenged by the Associate Professor to explain how the answer was arrived at, the student admitted using another student's solution. The student was sanctioned with a zero on that assignment and a zero on a previous assignment. The student accepted the sanctions and the Associate Professor filed an Honor Pledge Violation report with the Honor & Integrity System Director. Should the student be accused of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the University. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-09--Four sophomores and one first year student turned in nearly identical answers to an email assignment. All five were sanctioned with a zero for the assignment by the Associate Professor and the incident was documented with the Honor & Integrity System. All five students decided to file an appeal with the Honor & Integrity System Director. Following an investigation, the Case Investigators concluded that the incident did not rise to the level of an Honor Pledge violation and recommended to the Honor & Integrity System Director that the case not go to a Honor Council Hearing Panel. The Director concurred. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-08--A sophomore with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation forged the instructor's name on an equipment requisition form and used the equipment without permission. The instructor discovered the forgery and turned the case over to the Honor & Integrity System for adjudication. An Honor Council Hearing Panel found the student guilty of an Honor Pledge violation and assigned an XF for the course. Case Closed. 

OCTOBER

Case #2001/2002-07--A junior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation wrote an examination essay by plagiarizing an Internet source. The Associate Professor of the course confronted the student who admitted plagiarizing and seemed contrite. The student was given a second chance to complete the assignment, however a report of the incident was documented with the Honor & Integrity System. Should the student be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the University. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-06--A Senior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation submitted an assigned book review with plagiarized portions found at an Internet site. The Associate Professor sanctioned the student with a grade of 0% on the assignment and reported the Honor Pledge violation to the Director of the Honor & Integrity System. Subsequently, a letter was written advising the student that a copy of the instructor's report was filed with the Honor & Integrity System and the student had five days to appeal the sanction. The student did not appeal. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-05--A senior with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation, made a copy of an exam given in one section of a class, and sent/shared the exam with seven students in the other section of the class. The Associate Professor requested that the Honor & Integrity System conduct an investigation to determine whether an Honor Pledge violation has occurred. A hearing panel convened and heard evidence from the Case Investigators, the Associate Professor, and the eight alleged violators. Upon the end of deliberation, the Honor Council Hearing Panel Chair made the following statement: "On behalf of the hearing panel, I'd like to make a statement before I deliver the verdict in this case. We consider this matter to have been a very serious case. Because such a large percentage of the class was implicated in these allegations does not necessarily justify any individual's action. When we deliberate, we are asked to consider certain issues. One question in particular that we are asked to reflect upon is whether or not acceptance of the act would seriously erode the integrity of KSU's academic integrity. Cases like this cause us to consider whether there has been serious erosion of KSU's academic integrity. There is a fine line between miscommunication and intent to engage in academic dishonesty. We encourage each and every one of you to give serious thought and deep reflection upon the magnitude of the decisions you have made, for these decisions could have long term ramifications, especially important for seniors who expect to graduate within the next year. In our deliberations we could not find a single person who was entirely blameless [including the instructor]. However, the hearing panel has discussed your case and has determined that clear and convincing evidence does not exist to find you in violation of the Honor Pledge." Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-04--Two Seniors with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation participated in unauthorized collaboration on a take-home exam in spite of signing "an honesty agreement," which was part of the exam. The Instructor became suspicious when grading the exams which were nearly identical and called in each student separately to ask for an explanation. Both students acknowledged participating in unauthorized collaboration. As a result, each student received a zero for the assignment and a letter documenting the Honor Pledge violation will be made part of their departmental file. The Honor & Integrity System also received a copy of the letter which will be kept on file in each of the students' names. Should either be found guilty of a second Honor Pledge violation, the result could be suspension or expulsion from the university. The students did not appeal. Case Closed.

Case #2001-2002-03--Two first year students with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation turned in similar papers in two different sections of the same course. One of the students admitted showing the paper to the other student who then allegedly turned in a similar paper in another section. The Instructors of the two courses decided to turn the matter over to the Honor & Integrity System for an investigation and a hearing. Following the investigation, Honor Council Case Investigators decided to recommend that the student who "borrowed" the other student's paper appear before an Honor Council Hearing Panel. The Case Investigators urged the student who loaned the paper to be cautious with original academic work in the future. An Honor Council Hearing Panel found that the student who copied the other student's original paper to be guilty of plagiarism and sanctioned the student with an XF in the course. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. The X can be removed by successfully passing the Academic Integrity course; the F will remain permanently on the student's academic record. Case Closed. 

SEPTEMBER

Case #2001/2002-02--A first year student with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was observed by two other students to have crib notes written on a leg during an exam. The witnesses reported the unauthorized aid to the GTA who confronted the student with the charge. The student agreed to receive a zero for the exam and was allowed to continue in the course providing the student submit a paper to the GTA on the subject of cheating. The student will receive an incomplete for the course and be required to enroll in and pass the academic integrity seminar during spring 2002 semester, after which the earned grade in the course will be recorded. If the Academic Integrity course is not taken and passed, the course grade will be an XF. The F indicates failure in the course; the X indicates the reason is an Honor Pledge violation. Case Closed.

Case #2001/2002-01--A sophomore with no prior history of an Honor Pledge violation was found to have unauthorized notes in a calculator during an exam which only allowed a calculator and a pencil. As a result, the Professor sanctioned the student with a zero for the exam but allowed the student to continue in the course. The Professor filed a report of the Honor Pledge violation with the Honor & Integrity System Director, who wrote a letter to the student informing of the right to appeal the sanction. The student had five class days to appeal.The student decided not to appeal the sanction. Case Closed.