GHSCSE Policies

Appendix A: Academic Integrity Policy

Students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic honesty. Students have the responsibility to each other to make known the existence of academic dishonesty to their course instructor, and then, if necessary, the department chair, or the academic dean of their college. Course instructors have the added responsibility to state in advance in their syllabi any special policies and procedures concerning examinations and other academic exercises specific to their courses. Students should request this information if not distributed by the instructor.

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:

  1. Cheating—Giving or receiving unauthorized assistance in any academic exercise or examination. Using or attempting to use any unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in an examination or academic exercise.
  2. Plagiarism—Representing the ideas or language of others as one's own.
  3. Falsification—Falsifying or inventing any information, data, or citation in an academic exercise.
  4. Multiple Submission—Submitting substantial portions of any academic exercise more than once for credit without the prior authorization and approval of the current instructor.
  5. Complicity—Facilitating any of the above actions or performing work that another student then presents as his or her assignment.
  6. Interference—Interfering with the ability of a student to perform his or her assignments.

Sanctions: Any student found guilty of academic dishonesty will, for the first offense, receive one or a combination of the following penalties:

  1. No credit (0) or Failure for the academic exercise
  2. Reduced grade for the course
  3. A Failure in the Course that is identified on the student's permanent record card as permanent and cannot be removed.
  4. Recommendation for Academic Probation to the dean's office.
Appendix B: Grade Appeal Procedure

While it is recognized that faculty hold the right and responsibility to grant a grade, a student who receives a grade that he or she believes to be unwarranted may appeal that grade by engaging in the following process:

  1. The student shall request in writing a meeting with the respective department chairperson concerning the grade in question.
  2. The chair shall report to the student on the resolution of the appeal within two (2) weeks of that meeting.
  3. If the issue is not resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student has one (1) week to appeal in writing to the dean of the college in which the course is taught.
  4. The dean shall review the entire matter with the student, the faculty member, and/or the chairperson involved.
  5. If the dean feels there is no basis for a grade change, that determination is final and should be conveyed to the student in writing within two (2) weeks of receipt of the student's appeal.
  6. If the dean believes that an erroneous grade exists, the dean shall attempt to resolve the issue with the instructor. If, however, resolution is not achieved, the dean shall refer the case to the College Ad Hoc Grade Appeal Committee.
  7. The committee is expected to convene within two (2) weeks after receipt of the dean's referral.
  8. Each College Ad Hoc Grade Appeal Committee shall consist of three faculty and one alternate selected by the college dean, and a professional staff person selected by the Dean of Students. Whenever possible, two of the faculty shall belong to the department or discipline of the instructor whose grading is in question.
  9. The Committee shall have the authority to recommend an appropriate course of action to the dean who shall have the authority to implement the recommendation. The recommendation shall be conveyed to all parties involved, in writing.

1 In the case of a student who is being kept from either graduating or registering because of the grade in question, the process should begin immediately upon receipt of the grade report. If either the instructor or department chair is unavailable, the student may proceed directly to the dean.

Appendix C: University Core Advisement Policy

Fairleigh Dickinson University requires all students to complete a common University Core curriculum consisting of four integrated courses with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts: CORE1006 The Global Challenge (Core A), CORE2007 Perspectives on the Individual (Core B), CORE2008 Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Core C), CORE3009 The American Experience: The Quest for Freedom (Core D). Each campus has a Core Director who administers the curriculum for that campus.

In addition to providing students with a common base of knowledge, the Core is designed 1) to provide essential skills in written communication, reading, and logical analysis, 2) to promote an understanding of individual and societal perspectives, 3) to foster an international perspective that will give students a way of looking at the world as well as at their own country, and 4) to inculcate an appreciation for the interrelationships among bodies of knowledge generated in individual disciplines.

The four Core courses are a carefully designed sequence that build on each other. They must be taken in order, beginning with UC101. The sequence is normally begun in the second semester and completed in successive semesters. In order to maintain satisfactory progress towards the degree, students must adhere to the sequence of Core courses specified in their curriculum. Withdrawal from a section of the Core requires permission of the campus Core Director or a designated representative.

Students enrolled in developmental reading or writing classes (e.g. ENGW0198, ENGW0199) may not begin the University Core sequence until satisfactorily completing their develop mental requirements.

Transfer students receiving transfer credit for 30-59 credits are exempt from CORE3009. Students transferring 60 or more credits are exempt from CORE2008 and CORE3009. After evaluation of their transfer credits, a student who has had a course accepted for transfer that is the equivalent of one of his/her remaining FDU Core requirements in content, level, and pedagogic approach may request evaluation of the course by the Core Director for equivalency.

All students should consult with an academic adviser before preparing their schedules in order to make certain that they are scheduled for the appropriate University Core course.

Details on the University Core curriculum are available from the campus Core Director and the campus Advising Center.

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