HONORS COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT (Adopted April 7th, 2000)
We, the students of the Honors College at Florida Atlantic University, from a passion for acquiring knowledge, pledge to foster intellectual and personal growth and and to take responsibility for our own education. We hope to develop a deep understanding of ourselves and our world and not focus only on grades as a criterion for success. In order to reach the pinnacle of our own intellectual and personal development, we pledge to work with the faculty to establish an environment of academic integrity and mutual respect. To create and maintain an Honors College community we support the freedom of expression and discovery. By choosing to become a part of this community we each promise to uphold the principles recognized in this statement.
ACADEMIC HONOR CODE(Adopted April 7, 2000; revised November 8, 2011)
As part of our pledge to foster intellectual and personal growth, we shall uphold the highest standards of honesty and integrity as they pertain to our academic life. We expect that every Honors College student will support the goal of creating an environment of academic integrity, academic freedom, and mutual respect.
To promote this goal, students hereby agree not to cheat on exams, tests, quizzes; plagiarize; receive or provide unpermitted aid on any exam or any class work used by an instructor as a basis for grading; interfere with the educational mission of the College; or conspire to commit any of the above actions.
In support of the mission statement and honor code, we acknowledge an expectation to report violations of this code, and that doing so is not to be looked down on as betraying trust, but rather is to be regarded as maintaining the academic integrity of the Honors College and supporting a community of mutual trust.
We encourage and acknowledge an expectation of active participation inside and outside of the classroom in contributing to the academic life of the College community. Forms of active participation include attendance, discussion within the classroom, discussion on academic topics outside of the classroom, participation in study groups, turning in assignments, seeking help when needed, and performing assigned work in group projects.
By signing the honor code, we the students acknowledge that we have entered into an agreement with the faculty in which we uphold the above principles and will not weaken the foundation of trust upon which the Honors College is built by violating them. In return, we expect the faculty to show trust in us. Faculty are encouraged not to proctor exams or to take unreasonable precautions to prevent dishonesty.
Changes to the preceding statement must be approved by a 2/3 vote of students enrolled in the Honors College.
Procedures for handling suspected honor code violations are now specified in FAU's Regulation 4.001: Code of Academic Integrity.
In the event that the Dean of the College needs to convene a Faculty-Student Council, per 4.001 (3)(D), the student members of the Council will be selected from the Honors College Judicial Board.
Judicial Board for 2014-15:
Faculty advisor: Dr. Mark Tunick
Archive: Prior Honor Code procedures
Policy on Recording in Class