To support the Baker College Academic Integrity Philosophy, the Academic Honor Code provides a framework which ensures an ethical, honorable, and responsible environment is sustained for all students. Baker College requires that work for which students receive credit be entirely the result of their own effort. Acting honorably in an academic setting requires more than simple honesty. Academic dishonesty takes place whenever students undermine the academic integrity of the institution or attempt to gain an unfair advantage over others. Lack of awareness of the College’s honor code is not accepted as a valid excuse for prohibited conduct.
The following list includes some examples of honor code violations; they are not intended to be exhaustive.
Determination of the grade and the student’s status in the course is left solely to the discretion of the instructor. The faculty may seek guidance from College administrators who will establish, investigate, or determine potential patterns of dishonesty. All honor code violations are noted in student records.
A student is prohibited from withdrawing from a course in which an F grade is received due to a violation of the honor code. A student cannot appeal a grade if the sole basis for the appeal is contingent upon overturning an academic dishonesty decision. A student may, however, appeal a grade based on the criteria outlined in the Academic Appeal Process. Should the student choose to appeal the consequences of the Academic Honor Code violation, the student would use the Disciplinary Appeal Process.