Read the fake case presented to the honor board and determine whether a violation has occurred and what penalties should be assigned. Please support your reasoning. Visit stevens.edu/honor for the Honor System Bylaws and Penalty Matrix. Drop your answers in Stevens mailbox S-1432 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the month. The top response will receive a $50 Visa gift card!
These are the winning responses from previous Honor Board Accords:
January 2014 Case Study Winning Response:
January 2014 Case Study Honorable Mention:
January 2013 Case Study: "A seating chart is passed around for the Circuits final. After being signed by every student, it is picked up by the TA. The TA notices faint penciling of all the True/False answers in the corner of the paper. After investigating, there are no leads on the person who wrote the answers on the seating chart, but one student comes forward confessing to copying them. Should any students be found guilty of an Honor System violation? If yes, what penalty should be assigned?"
February 2012 Case Study: "A girl whispered to her boyfriend during a chemistry exam asking if she could borrow his calculator when he was done with it after supposedly forgetting hers in the room. The boyfriend turned in his test and then handed off his calculator. However, the calculator still displayed all the answers to the exam, answers the girl found worthy of copying. His story is that it was “an accident” and he forgot to clear his work before running off to his next class. Should any students be found guilty of an Honor System violation? If yes, what penalty should be assigned?"
January 2012 Case Study: "While waiting for the TA to come around during an Engineering Design II class, a student knowledgeable in the course offers to help a group having difficulty. After realizing the other group’s mistakes for their robot, the helpful student begins reassembling the robot and its components, using power tools in the process. Twenty minutes later, the TA finally comes over and complains that this individual is not with his assigned group. All involved parties are reported to the professor and the Honor Board. Should any students be found guilty of an Honor System violation? If yes, what penalty should be assigned?"
November 2011 Case Study: "The professor of a programming lecture takes attendance each class, however, students' grades are not penalized for absences. Rather, the professor uses good attendance as one criterion for bumping up a student's final grade. It is discovered that someone in this class was signing in his friend for half of the lectures. Should either student be found guilty of an Honor System violation? If yes, what penalty should be assigned?"