2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Class Attendance

Class attendance policies are established by the instructor in each course. If circumstances arise which make it impossible for a student to attend class, the instructor should be notified as soon as possible, and the work missed submitted to the instructor within an appropriate timeframe. If absences are excessive, the instructor may ask the student to withdraw from the class or recommend to the vice president for academic affairs that the student be asked to withdraw from the class.

Ethics Code

Newman University students are to function as ethical citizens, which includes their work pursued in the academic community.

Integrity in the classroom is a definite expectation and is not to be violated in any manner. Violation of academic integrity includes:

1. Unauthorized or Unacknowledged Use of advanced generative AI (ChatGPT, GPT4, Bing Chat, etc.) in completing assignments, exams, or papers is a form of academic dishonesty. Faculty members set parameters for when and how the use of such technology is permissible. Students should consult the course syllabus and assignment guidelines, as policies will vary across courses, instructors, and assignments. If specific parameters are not outlined by the instructor, students should assume the use of generative AI is prohibited.

2. Cheating on examinations, written quizzes, and other written work;

3. Plagiarism, defined as:

a. the use of another’s written work without appropriate citation

b. the use of another student’s work

c. the purchase and/or use of an already prepared paper

d. the use of Intellectual Properties (ideas or materials) from an author without proper documentation

e. downloading of materials from the Internet or World Wide Web and submitting them for credit (or partial credit) as one’s own work;

4. Any violation of state or federal fair use, copyright, patent, or privacy laws;

5. Giving assistance to another person during an examination;

6. Falsification or changing of any academic record;

7. Falsification of research or clinical data;

8. Obtaining, attempting to obtain, or distributing unauthorized examinations or examination questions;

9. Use of a paper prepared for one course in another course without the evaluating professor’s knowledge and permission.

An infraction of the Newman ethical code by a student on an examination, written work, or quiz will result in an “F” for that work. An individual faculty member, if outlined in their syllabus,  may impose a more severe penalty; up to and including failure of the course. Within a professional program an academic infraction may be referred to a standing committee designated by program policy to review such occurrences (e.g., Admissions and Progressions Committee).

Upon assignment of the consequence(s) the faculty member will complete the Academic Infraction Form and submit it to Academic Affairs Office for filing. A student who believes an error in judgement has occurred regarding either the infraction or the subsequent penalty may appeal the faculty decision. The request for appeal must be submitted in writing to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs within 30 days of receiving notice of the penalty. 

Upon examination of the Academic Infraction Form and any subsequent evidence provided the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs may request a hearing of the Academic Review Board to review a pattern of academic infractions. The Academic Review Board consists of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, a School Dean, and a faculty member of the student’s choosing. The Academic Review Board may utilize a variety of penalties up to and including dismissing a student from the university for academic infractions. 


Student Classification

FRESHMAN-student who has earned fewer than 30 credit hours

SOPHOMORE-student with 30-59 credit hours

JUNIOR-student with 60-89 credit hours

SENIOR-student with 90 or more credit hours

UNCLASSIFIED-student who already has a baccalaureate degree and who is taking (a) course(s) for credit without expectation of another degree

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