Harvard College Rolls Out Its First Honor Code With Fanfare
Administrators are introducing the policy in an attempt to make sure students are aware of it.
Honor Code Panel
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana begins the panel discussion on the College’s honor code by talking about the impetus for the honor code on Monday evening at the Barker Center.
College Hosts Honor Code Panel
Just months away from rolling out its first-ever honor code, the College hosted an event Monday where panelists addressed questions about the potential efficacy of the code as well as concerns about the impending affirmation of integrity mandate.
College Stalls Plans for Ad Board Database Meant To Increase Transparency
The Administrative Board has repeatedly pushed the database’s target release date back, amid concerns that the summaries could compromise the privacy of individual students.
Khurana Will Chair Honor Council
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana has spoken to various faculty members about serving on the body, which also includes 12 undergraduate members.
Honor Council Begins Training Undergraduate Members
As the College readies for a fall rollout of its first honor code, undergraduates on the student-faculty body that will hear cases of academic integrity have begun their training.
Updates on the Honor Council
Interim Ad Board Secretary Brett Flehinger said that once it begins hearing cases, the Honor Council hopes to eventually release statistics comparable to those the College’s Administrative Board currently does. Flehinger will serve as secretary of the Honor Council in the new Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct next academic year.
Honor Council Selects Student Membership
Twelve undergraduates will sit on the Honor Council, which will hear cases of alleged academic integrity violations, and 14 will serve as “academic integrity fellows” and will provide advising to students accused of breaching the honor code.
Honor Code Affirmation Legislation Details Frequency
In addition to these requirements, faculty members would be “encouraged to ask students to affirm their awareness of the Honor Code on assignments when appropriate” when the honor code goes into effect in the fall of 2015.
Ad Board Statistics Show Decline in Withdrawals
The Ad Board required five undergraduates to temporarily withdraw from the College in the 2013-2014 academic year in disciplinary cases related to sexual “social behavior.”
College Readies Honor Council Procedures, Membership
The Honor Council, the composition of which will be announced this spring, is scheduled to begin hearing academic integrity cases next fall at the same time as the College's first honor code is implemented.
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