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Student Responsibilities & Rights
Posted By NECC Editor On October 27, 2010 @ 12:55 pm In | Comments Disabled
As residents of Massachusetts or the United States, students have rights including, but not limited to:
As students at Northern Essex Community College, students have rights including, but not limited to:
Students are responsible for:
Plagiarism is a very serious violation of Academic Ethics and the NECC Code of Conduct. The college expects all students to maintain high standards of academic honesty and integrity. Plagiarism is defined by the College to be the use of any other person’s research, images, words or ideas as though they were your own, without giving appropriate credit to the original source. If you use another person’s research, images, words or ideas you must give credit to the original source through proper citation (consult your instructor about this requirement), regardless of whether you use a direct quote, or incorporate an idea into your own work. Instructors are required to provide students with a clearly written definition of plagiarism applicable in their discipline as part of the course syllabus that they provide during the first two weeks of each course. Plagiarism may range in severity from unintentional omission of credit, to intentional, dishonest representation of borrowed work as one’s own. In most cases, plagiarism will be dealt with by the faculty member in charge of the course, and students will be sanctioned according to the severity of the offense. Students’ academic offenses are usually handled by faculty members and/or their academic supervisors.
Students have the right to file a grievance if they feel that the faculty’s informal action taken in the alleged incident discriminated or abrogated their individual or student rights.
All Northern Essex students possess the following Due Process rights:
All NECC students are responsible for their own actions. Almost all NECC students are law-abiding citizens or residents and intellectually honest scholars, seeking to use the College’s resources to their best individual advantage. The regulations governing student conduct seek to assure an atmosphere in which lively debate, many varieties of student activity, and a constant quest for knowledge and truth can take place within a context of full academic freedom and personal safety.
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