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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Absences

Policies on class attendance are the responsibility of individual professors. Faculty are
encouraged, however, to accommodate students who participate in a college-sponsored trip,
encounter an emergency situation (student illness or family death), or participate in religious
observances.

Student Health Services or other health professionals will issue verifications of absence for
sufficient medical reasons. Students who know that they will be absent should notify their
instructors in advance. Those who are unable to do so because of illness or personal or family
crisis should notify their instructors as soon as possible. Instructors will decide on the basis of
their explanations whether or not to accommodate them and in what way.

Students who participate in College-sponsored trips or will be absent due to religious
observances are expected to secure the permission of their course instructors in advance of their
absence and to arrange with their instructors to make up the work they will miss. Students who
fail to make arrangements with their instructors in advance are subject to whatever penalties the
instructors would normally impose for unexcused absences. In case of doubt as to a student's
participation in the trip, the instructor may consult the college sponsor.

Academic Honesty

Cornell College expects all members of the Cornell community to act with academic integrity. An
important aspect of academic integrity is respecting the work of others. A student is expected to
explicitly acknowledge ideas, claims, observations, or data of others, unless generally known.
When a piece of work is submitted for credit, a student is asserting that the submission is her or
his work unless there is a citation of a specific source. If there is no appropriate acknowledgment
of sources, whether intended or not, this may constitute a violation of the College's requirement
for honesty in academic work and may be treated as a case of academic dishonesty.

The College considers Cornell students to be responsible persons whose maturity will develop in
a community that encourages free inquiry. The College expects the highest degree of personal
integrity in all relationships. Any form of dishonesty is a violation of this spirit and of College
rules.

A student is expected to explicitly acknowledge ideas, claims, observations, or data of others,
unless generally known. When a piece of work is submitted for credit, a student is asserting that
the submission is their work unless there is a citation of a specific source. If there is no
appropriate acknowledgement of sources, whether intended or not, this may constitute a
violation of the College's requirement for honesty in academic work and may be treated as a case
of academic dishonesty.

Dishonesty in academic work includes both cheating and plagiarism.

Cheating refers to the use of unauthorized sources of information on examinations or any
attempt by students to deceive the evaluator of an examination, paper, or project.

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