Honor Code Presentation - University of South Carolina

MUSC Honor Code
Lindsay Avery
MUSC COP Honor Council President
August 19, 2014
 Importance of the MUSC Honor Code
 University Honor Council Organization
 Specific Violations
 Suspected Honor Code Violations
MUSC Honor Code
“The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
strives for the total development of the student into a
professional. When entering MUSC, students become
part of a much larger professional community and
therefore are expected to uphold the moral integrity
and ethical standards of their profession. ”
-MUSC Honor Code Preamble
MUSC Honor Council Webpage: www.musc.edu/honorcode
Importance of the Honor Code
 MUSC Honor Council created and SOLELY
administered by students
 Professional obligation you assume as an MUSC
student in preparation of becoming a licensed
 Responsibility as a student to monitor who
joins your chosen life work
Honor Council Organization
 University Honor Council
 Chair (SGA VP of Academic Affairs), Office of Student Diversity,
Student Programs, University Counsel, Staff Support and Recorder
 Each College’s Honor Council President and Faculty Advisor
 Meets at least once a semester
 College of Pharmacy Honor Council
Faculty Advisor
Faculty Representatives
President, Vice President, Secretary
3 Representatives from each class
Honor Council Organization
College of Pharmacy Honor Council
Dr. Shannon Drayton
Lindsay Avery (P3)
Vice President: Shabree Roberson (P3)
Caitlin Smith (P2)
Honor Council Organization
P4 Class Representatives: Katherine Kinlaw, Connolly Pigott, Jordan Miller
P3 Class Representatives: Shabree Roberson, Anthony DeClue, Lindsay Avery
P2 Class Representatives: Erna Kukik, Bruce Lester, Caitlin Smith
P1 Class Representatives:
Faculty Representatives:
TBD (Voted on at beginning of Spring Semester)
Dr. Don Wiest, Dr. Jennifer Schnellman
Honor Code Violations
 The University Honor Code solely addresses academic policies
 Does not encompass student conduct outside of the academic arena
 Other conduct codes that every MUSC student must adhere to (see MUSC
and SCCP student handbooks for more info):
 MUSC Arrest Policy
 MUSC Drug and Alcohol Policy
 Professional Behavior (i.e. Professionalism committee)
Specific Violations
 Specific Examples of Honor Code Violations
Lying of any kind (false testimony at an Honor Council hearing)
Receiving supplemental help on graded project
Cheating of any kind on a graded test or quiz (INCLUDING CLICKERS!!!)
“The foundation of the Honor Code depends entirely upon the
willingness of every individual to adhere to the basic principles of
honesty and agree never to lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.
Students or faculty who believe that a breach of the Honor Code has
occurred are obligated to report the suspected breach to their college’s
Honor Council. A breach of the Honor Code is a serious offense.
Such a violation is an affront to each of us independently as well
as collectively.”
Suspected Violations
 One of the hardest things that is expected of you as a
student is to report dishonest conduct of a fellow
 This responsibility is put in place to ensure that your hard
work, the reputation of your college and your chosen
profession will not suffer because of the dishonest conduct
from a fellow student
Honor Code Violation Reporting
 If you witness an Honor Code Violation, it is your duty to
report it!....Choosing not to report it is a violation!
 “The failure to report any violation of this Honor Code or the
withholding of evidence pertinent to any case under investigation”
 Report the violation to: Honor Council Representative or Honor
Council President, Honor Council Faculty Advisor, a faculty member,
the Dean’s Office, etc.
 Formal charges may or may not be brought forth
 You WILL NOT be able to remain anonymous if we convene a
formal hearing
The Process
Written formal charges brought forth by accuser
Honor Council President initiates investigation
Notification Conference
Formal Hearing
Within 10 days of written charges
5. Deliberations, decision, recommendation of
sanctions to COP Dean
6. Appeal
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