Students in this course are encouraged to do their homework together. All
other classwork, especially papers, quizzes and exams, must be the student's own
work. Plagiarism, i.e., copying someone else's work without giving credit,
is to be avoided. Such copying--from a book, another classmate's paper, or
any other source--is dishonest.
College we view academic dishonesty as
a threat to the integrity and intellectual mission of our
institution. Any breach of the academic honesty policy – either
intentionally or unintentionally - will be taken seriously and may
result not only in failure in the course, but in suspension or
expulsion from the college. It is each student’s responsibility to
read, understand and comply with the general academic honesty policy
at Monmouth College, as defined in the Scots Guide (https://department.monm.edu/stuserv/student-handbook/academic.htm)
and to the specific guidelines for each course, as
elaborated on the professor’s syllabus.
The following areas are examples of violations of the academic
1. Cheating on tests, labs, etc;
2. Plagiarism, i.e., using the words, ideas, writing, or work of
another without giving appropriate credit;
3. Improper collaboration between students, i.e., not doing one’s
own work on outside assignments unspecified
as group projects by the instructor;
4. Submitting work previously submitted in another course, without
previous authorization by the instructor.
(This list is not intended to be exhaustive.)
In this course, any violation of the academic honesty policy will
have varying consequences depending on the severity of the
infraction as judged by the instructor. Minimally, a violation
will result in an “F” or 0 points on the assignment in question.
Additionally, the student’s course grade may be lowered by one
letter grade. In severe cases, the student will be assigned a
course grade of “F” and dismissed from the class. All cases of
academic dishonesty will be reported to the Associate Dean who may
decide to recommend further action to the Admissions and Academic
Status Committee, including suspension or dismissal. It is
assumed that students will educate themselves regarding what is
considered to be academic dishonesty, so excuses or claims of
ignorance will not mitigate the consequences of any violations.
The Monmouth College Writing Center
offers unlimited, free peer tutoring sessions for students at MC.
Peer writing tutors work with writers from any major, of any
writing ability, on any type of writing assignment, and at any stage
of their writing processes, from planning to drafting to revising to
editing. The Writing Center is located on the 3rd floor of the
Mellinger Teaching and Learning Center, and is open Sunday-Thursday
7-10pm and Monday-Thursday 3-5pm on a first-come, first-served
basis. No appointment necessary! Contact
or visit the website
for more information.
Teaching & Learning Center
The Teaching and Learning
Center offers various resources to assist Monmouth students with their academic
success. All programs are FREE to Monmouth students and are here to help you
excel academically. Our services are not just for struggling students, but
designed to assist all students to get better grades, learn stronger
study skills, and be able to academically manage your time here. Visit
them at the 2nd floor of Poling Hall from
8am-4:30pm or on line at
They can also be reached at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-457-2257. They want
to help you – it’s COOL to get the help early!
Disability Support Services:
Monmouth College wants to help all students be as academically
successful as possible.
It is the goal
of Monmouth College to accommodate students with disabilities pursuant to
federal law, state law, and the college’s commitment to equal educational
opportunity. Any student with a disability who needs an accommodation should
speak with the Teaching and Learning Center. The Teaching and Learning Center is
located on the 2nd floor of Poling Hall, 309-457-2257, or
This syllabus is subject to
revision by the instructor, provided that written or verbal notice is given in