0.3 Honor Code

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It is important that you feel comfortable to learn during your time in this course. You are required to contribute to a respectful learning environment through intellectual honesty, openness, and respect for your course professor, and support staff.

To ensure a respectful learning environment, you agree that you will:

  • Maintain only one user account and not allow another person to use your login details.
  • Take responsibility for your own learning, while also interacting constructively with your course professor.
  • Treat all members of the teaching and support team with dignity and respect.
  • Not abuse or otherwise interfere with any member of the teaching and support team in any manner that contributes to disrupting their work or the creation of an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment for team members or students in general.
  • Not commit plagiarism or engage in any other form of academic dishonesty; and
  • Comply with any reasonable instruction of an authorized representative of the Institute for China Studies.

Honor Code violations will be determined at the sole discretion of the Institute for China Studies. You will be notified if a determination has been made that you have violated this Honor Code, and you will be informed of the corresponding action to be taken as a result of the violation.

If you are found in violation of the Honor Code, you may be subject to one or more of the following actions:

  • Receiving a zero for an assignment
  • Having any certificate earned in the course withheld or revoked
  • Being unenrolled from a course
  • Having your use of the website terminated

Additional actions may be taken at the sole discretion of the Institute for China Studies. No refunds will be issued in the case of any corrective action for such violations.