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Winter term Honor Board cases

Each term, the Honor Board issues a report to The Knox Student detailing cases heard during the past 10 weeks. Names of complainants and respondents have been redacted to protect confidentiality. Full redacted reports on cases are available to members of the Knox community in the Office of the Associate Dean of the College.

The standard penalty for a first offense is an F in the course. A verdict of “no decision” means that the Board could not reach a consensus on guilt; thus, no penalty was assigned and no further action was taken.

Case 10 — Copying

Number of respondents: 2
Charge: Unauthorized copying on homework
Plea: Not guilty for both respondents
Verdict: Guilty for both respondents
Penalty: F in the course for both respondents
Result of first appeal: Rehearing granted
Result of rehearing: Verdict and penalty upheld
Result of second appeal: Pending

Case 11 — Plagiarism

Number of respondents: 1
Charge: Plagiarism
Plea: Guilty
Verdict: Guilty
Penalty: F in the course

Case 12 — Internet use

Number of respondents: 1
Charge: Accessing Moodle during an exam
Plea: Not guilty
Verdict: Guilty
Penalty: F in the course
Result of appeal: Penalty upheld

Case 13 — Plagiarism

Number of respondents: 1
Charge: Plagiarism
Plea: Guilty
Verdict: Guilty
Penalty: F in the course

Case 14 — Copying

Number of respondents: 1
Charge: Copying from another student’s exam
Plea: Guilty
Verdict: Guilty
Penalty: F in the course

Case 15 — Copying

Number of respondents: 2
Charge: Copying from another student’s homework
Plea: Not guilty for respondent 1; guilty for respondent 2
Verdict: Not guilty for respondent 1; guilty for respondent 2
Penalty: Mandatory withdrawal from the course for respondent 2

Case 16 — Plagiarism

Number of respondents: 1
Charge: Plagiarism
Plea: Not guilty
Verdict: Guilty
Penalty: F in the course

Case 17 — Internet use

Number of respondents: 1
Charge: Accessing the Internet during an exam
Plea: Not guilty
Verdict: Not guilty

Total: 10 cases
Total number of respondents: 12
Respondents found guilty: 10
Respondents found not guilty: 2

TKS Staff

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