Faulkner University

Academic Misconduct

This includes plagiarism, falsification on tests and/ or assignments, attempting to take credit for another person's work, and abuse or inappropriate behavior toward an instructor, staff member, student, or administrator.

Faulkner University reserves the right to dis-enroll a student at any time for any academic or behavior-related cause as deemed necessary by the Academic Department or Administration of Faulkner University. Depending upon circumstances a tuition refund for that term may be granted.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Faulkner University selects for admission individuals displaying academic ability, professionalism, and maturity. In an attempt to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning and consistent with our Christian principles, we have developed the following regulations governing behavior on all Faulkner University facilities. Penalties for violations of these regulations can range from verbal reprimand to dismissal from the program, depending on severity and other circumstances.

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Inappropriate behavior could be comprised of, but is not limited to the following:

  • Disrespect for Administrator's or Instructor's authority.
  • Calling the administration (President, Academic Vice President or Dean of the Business College) at home with complaints.
  • Bringing children or other guests to class. Only those students registered for class may attend.
  • Non-professional attitude during academic session, phone conversations, etc. Aggressive and/or offensive verbal communications with instructors, staff, or administrators.
  • Construed statements, misquotes, or circumventing of the principal academic issue.

Examples: Taking statements made by an Instructor or Administrator made in a different context and applying them to another issue. Quoting statements supposedly made to third parties (hearsay). Combining, twisting, and molding statements to paint a scenario when the bottom line might be that a certain grade is questioned.

Note: The recommended way is to follow the grade appeal procedure. While sincere concerns or complaints that will improve or enhance our academic offerings and services are always welcome, it is our intent to discourage constant questioning of our instructors' best judgment relative to grades.

  • Use of cigarettes or any other tobacco product on any Faulkner University campus or property of Faulkner University is strictly prohibited. Fines and/ or other disciplinary action may be imposed for non-compliance.
  • The possession, consumption, or use of alcohol or non-prescription drugs on the property of Faulkner University is strictly prohibited. Fines and/ or other disciplinary action may be imposed for non-compliance.

Disciplinary action for other forms of misconduct is at the discretion of the University administration and may include academic probation or a request to withdraw from school.

PLAGIARISM AND/OR COMPLICITY

Students participating in plagiarism will be given an "F" for the course. Students participating in "complicity" (example: two identical or substantially similar papers basically having similar content with the exception of manipulation of certain words or sentences via means of a word processor) may, on the recommendation of the Academic Vice-President, have their transcripts stamped with the word "complicity" when transcripts are released. While the Dean of the College of Business and the Director of the BBA Academic Program have input, the final decision of transcripts being stamped with "complicity" rests with the Academic Vice President.

Similarly, students participating in "plagiarism" may, on the recommendation of the Academic Vice President, have their transcripts stamped with the word "plagiarism" when transcripts are released. The final decision of transcripts being stamped with "plagiarism" rests with the Academic Vice President.

Disciplinary action for other forms of misconduct is at the discretion of the University administration and may include academic probation or a request to withdraw from school.

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