Academic Policies on Medical Absences and Academic Integrity

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The following policies apply to all students:

Policy on Academic Integrity

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD (UM)
Revised October 13, 2011
 
  1. The Code of Academic Integrity is printed in Course Catalogs and the UM Policies and Procedures Manual. Please visit:

    www.umd.edu/catalog (Section 4) and
    www.president.umd.edu/policies/iii100a.html

    A discussion of Academic Dishonesty is given in the Schedule of Classes. Please visit:

    www.testudo.umd.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.html and
    www.testudo.umd.edu/soc/dishonesty.html

    Students are responsible for knowing and understanding the content of the Code. The first examination in each course may include one question about the Code of Academic Integrity.
  2. Violations of the Code of Academic Integrity will not be tolerated. Except as noted in No 4 below, suspected cases will be immediately reported to the Student Honor Council for resolution. Cases will not be negotiated between faculty members and students. The standard penalty for violations of the Code of Academic Integrity is a grade of "XF."
  3. Instructors may prohibit the use of personal calculators during examinations. If needed, departmental calculators will then be provided by the instructor.
  4. Graded examinations and other significant assessment materials will be routinely copied and filed. Cases of students who alter graded material and present such for re-grading are reviewed by the Office of Judicial Programs, not the Student Honor Council. The standard penalty in such cases is suspension from the University.
  5. Submission of work for grading implies that it is the original work of the named student(s).  This includes all exams, homework, research papers, project & lab reports, and computer programs.  If a question on originality arises, the work may be withdrawn or retracted, at the discretion of the Instructor, if the student feels that it is appropriate to do so. Withdrawn or retracted work will not be graded and cannot be resubmitted. This option does not apply to either in-class or take-home exams, and can only be exercised once per semester.
  6. "Plagiarism" will be interpreted in its broadest sense: ideas from others must be referenced; words from others must be in quotation marks and referenced. Paraphrasing without referencing will be considered plagiarism.
  7. The same work cannot be submitted for credit in two different courses without the written permission of both instructors.
  8. All excuses for missed work must be timely and verifiable.  Falsification of excuses will not be tolerated, and will be treated as cases of academic dishonesty. Excuses for illness must be signed by a doctor or other medical professional, except as provided for in UM and ChBE policies on Medically Necessitated Absences (see below).

Policy on Medically Necessitated Absences

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD (UM)
Adopted October 13, 2011

  1. The ChBE departmental policy applies to all CHBE and ENCH courses.  Additional provisions and some exceptions may apply, as communicated in writing in the individual course syllabus or supplement.
  2. The ChBE departmental policy both supplements and compliments the UM policy on Medically Necessitated Absences. Students are expected to know and understand the university policy. Please visit:

    www.president.umd.edu/policies/v100g.html
    www.umd.edu/catalog/index.cfm/show/content.section/c/27/ss/1584/s/1540
     
  3. For every medically necessary absence from class (lecture, discussion, recitation lab, etc.), a reasonable effort is required to notify the instructor in advance of the class.The following assessments are considered to be Major Grading Events:
    1. Examinations given during lecture, discussion, recitation or laboratory periods
    2. Take home examinations
    3. Final examinations of any kind
    4. Course or laboratory papers, projects and reports
    5. Computer programs
    6. Scheduled presentations
    7. Other as stated in written course syllabus or supplement
  4. The University's once per semester self signed note option does not apply to Major Grading Events, be they identified herein or in the course syllabus. Timely and verifiable written documentation from a doctor or other medical professional must be provided. The submittal procedure and written record must follow the university guidelines.
  5. Non-consecutive and/or prolonged medically necessitated absences from more than a single lecture, discussion, recitation or lab require timely and verifiable written documentation from a doctor or other medical professional. The submittal procedure and written record must follow the university guidelines.
  6. Guidelines for Resolution of Problems are given in the university policy.