Students are encouraged and expected to perform at the highest level possible. This expectation encompasses academic honesty, disinclination to take shortcuts, and refusal to participate in any action that is commonly defined as cheating or plagiarism. Shiloh University considers all instances of academic fraud as serious academic misconduct. Cheating on assignments or tests violates academic integrity.
Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. Plagiarism is defined as claiming original authorship of intellectual material produced by another person. It includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Repeated cases of plagiarism or cheating may result in suspension or expulsion from the University.
If the instructor suspects that plagiarism or cheating has occurred, the instructor will contact the student directly to discuss the incident, confirm whether there was plagiarism/cheating, and determine the course of action.
If the instructor determines that plagiarism or cheating has occurred,
As a human community, we all make mistakes. Students at Shiloh University have, without fear of penalty or reprisal, the right to pursue an appeal of the academic decision. If the student disagrees with the instructor’s decision and the student’s concern is not resolved after communicating with the instructor, the student can:
The Academic Dean will review the student’s appeal and notify the student, instructor and Registrar of one of the following possible decisions:
If the student disagrees with the Academic Dean’s decision, the student can appeal to the Vice-President of Academics, following the same process as the appeal to the Academic Dean.