Please promote integrity, address dishonesty, and become a vital link in helping students develop ethical reasoning. We believe the MAJOR reason to report Honor Pledge violations is to help students grow in the ability to reason through ethical dilemmas. We help students learn to take time when making decisions affecting not only the student, but the community.
Another reason to use Honor Pledge reports is to ensure that repeat Honor Pledge violators are caught. What may seem like a student's first time cheating might actually be a pattern in this student's academic life. A centralized database helps to ensure that pattern behaviors are detected and dealt with in a fair manner.
K-State faculty have TWO options when reporting Honor Pledge violations. Please refer to the Violation Report Form for additional information. Whichever option you use, please inform students about the Honor & Integrity System and its contact information.
Alleged Honor Pledge Violation Report document. Download, complete, and e-mail as a Word document with scanned supporting information to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call the office at 532-2595 if you have any questions.
Development and Integrity Course as Sanction
The Development and Integrity (DI) course is an educational sanction. It is sometimes assigned by Honor Council hearing panels when a student has been found in violation of the Honor Pledge. Some faculty also sanction the D&I course along with other sanctions such as reduced grade on assignment/exam, cap on grade in the course of violation, etc.
If a K-State faculty member wishes to assign an XF for a course due to a student's alleged Honor Pledge violation, the faculty member makes the request of the Honor System Director and provides appropriate documentation for Honor System files.
Listing of Honor Pledge violations by year. Sometimes helpful to faculty for examples of sanctions given for violations.
Tips and ideas on how to confront students whom you beleive have violated the K-State Honor Pledge.
This is generic and is considered to be a statement of minimum requirements.
Discussing Collaboration (PDF)
This is information gathered by the Honor Council members to assist faculty in a discussion for clarification with students about authorized and unauthorized collaboration.
Strategies for Tutoring (PDF)
This is generic information to be given to students and tutors as thoughts and leading questions to develop specific guidelines for individual tutors.
This is a message put out by Rebecca Gould on K-State Information Technology News on Tuesday, January 31, 2007 and updated on May 12, 2009.
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Information from Faculty Brown Bags:
Faculty Brochure (PDF)
This brochure (.pdf) gives a brief overview of the Honor and Integrity System for faculty members.
This brochure (.pdf) gives a brief overview of the Honor and Integrity System for GTAs.