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REL 123: Foundations of Christian Faith: Policies

Late Policy

All work must be submitted on time. Exceptions must be documented and acceptance is at the discretion of the faculty member. 

Students with Disabilities

Saint Leo University is committed to a policy which provides an equal opportunity for full participation of all qualified individuals with diabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act. Apropriate academic accomodations and services are coordinated through the Office of Disability Services. Students with disabilities who require accomodation should contact the office as soon as possible via email: ADAOffice@saintleo.edu or telephone: (352)588-8464. For additional information, students may access the Policy and Procedure Manual through the Saint Leo website. 

Protection of the Academic Environment

Disruption of the academic process is the act or words of a student in a classroom or online environment which in the reasonable estimation of a faculty member (a) directs attention away from the academic matters at hand, such as distractions, persistent, disrespectful or abusive interruptions of academic discussions, or (b) presents a danger to the health, safety or well-being of the faculty member or students. Education is a cooperative endeavor, one that takes place within a context of basic interpersonal respect. We must therefore make the learning environment conducive to the purpose for which we are here. Disruption, intentional and unintentional, is an obstacle to that aim. We can all aid in creating the proper environment, in small ways and in more fundamental ways. So, when we speak in class, we can disagree without attacking each other and no one speaks in a manner or of off-topic content that disrupts the class. Any violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action. Please refer to the Student Handbook for further details. 

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to view the course modules in the week they are offered and to log on to the course often enough to remain abreast of any communications from the instructor.  It is the student's responsibility to be aware of what is happening in the class online.  

Academic Honor Code

The Academic Honor Code is published in its entirety in the Saint Leo University Catalog. The first paragraph is quoted below: 

Saint Leo University holds all students to the highest standards of honesty and personal integrity in every phrase of their academic life. All students have a responsibility to uphold the Academic Honor Code by refraining from any form of academic misconduct, presenting only work that is genuinely their own, and reporting any observed instance of academic dishonesty to a faculty member. 

It is the responsibility of every member of the faculty and student body to cooperate in supporting the Honor Code. Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to the following categories:

Cheating

  • Providing or receiving academic work to or from another student without the permission of the instructor/professor.
  • Buying or selling academic work. 
  • Violating test conditions. 
  • Forging academic documents. 
  • Copying computer programs. 

Plagiarism

  • Stealing and passing off the ideas and words of another as one's own or using the work of another without crediting the source whether that source is authored by a professional or a peer. 
  • Submitting an article or quoted material from a periodical or the internet as one's own. 
  • Retyping or re-titling another student's paper and handing it in as one's own. 
  • Intentionally or unintentionally failing to cite a source. 

Complicity

  • Helping another student commit an act of academic dishonesty. 

Misrepresentation

  • Resubmitting previous work, in whole or in part, for a current assignment without the written consent of the current instructor(s). 
  • Having another student complete one's own assignments, quizzes, or exams. 
  • Lying to a professor. 
  • Fabricating a source. 

Please refer to the Saint Leo University Academic Catalog for more information on the Honor Code and procedures for adjudication.