Student Handbook Updates

The Student Handbook for Belhaven University Adult Studies has been updated. The most recent version can be found on Blazenet at this LINK

I wanted to draw your attention specifically to two additions to the handbook:

First: A statement has been added which affects those who would sell or contribute content specific information to websites for student’s to use in plagiarizing, or taking an unfair advantage, e.g. papers and/or quiz or test questions.  I know we are all attempting to be people of integrity, but we have found Belhaven material on some of these sites.  While this might be portrayed as “helping” other students, the bottom line is that it is academic cheating.  Here is the addition to the Student Handbook:

“Enabling academic dishonesty (contract cheating), i.e. helping another student violate the standards on Academic Integrity, is unacceptable and could result in censure or dis-enrollment. Examples include: allowing one’s work to be copied, working together on an assignment where collaboration is not allowed (such as a quiz or exam, etc.), doing work for another student, or submitting work for a course to an internet site which other students can use to violate these standards.”

Second: While it seems rational to assume that we would all work with, and treat each other with respect, lately there have been some instances where that has not been the case. Since this trend seems to be expanding across our society it was felt that a statement should be included in the Student Handbook which reinforces appropriate behavior and speech when dealing with other students and with faculty:

“All communication between students and other students, or between students and faculty, must be conducted in a manner that is respectful, using language that is professional.”

Please let me or one of your Student Services personnel know if you have any questions.


Dr. Upchurch,
AVP Regional Campuses


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