Honors Honor Code And Academic Integrity

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Sara Frank Honor Council Practicum 21 November 2016 Princeton Honor Code and Academic Integrity Overview: Princeton University, a private Ivy League institution in New Jersey, consists of approximately 5,400 undergraduate students and 2,700 graduate students. Princeton’s Honor Code was created in 1893 and functions to uphold academic integrity at the university. They abide by an Honor Code Constitution that has been revised throughout the years. Students can access their rights in a document entitled Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities. The Honor Code applies to all in class assessments such as tests, quizzes, and in-class papers. Before students take exams, they pledge that they “will not attempt to give or receive an unfair advantage during examinations” and that they will report any “suspected violations” to the Honor Committee. Since they make this pledge, there are no faculty proctors in the examination rooms. The Honor Committee is currently comprised of eleven students. These students serve as investigators and deliberating members for violations. Work produced outside of the classroom, such as papers and other homework assignments, is controlled by the University’s Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline as opposed to the Honor Committee. The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students is in charge of both committees. When students are admitted to Princeton, they receive a letter from the chair or the Committee which explains the honor system. They are officially

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