4.1) What is Seton Hill University’s Academic Integrity Policy?
Seton Hill University expects that all its students will practice academic honesty and ethical conduct. The University regards plagiarism, cheating on examinations, falsification of papers, non-sanctioned collaboration, and misuse of library material, computer material, or any other material, published or unpublished, as violations of academic honesty. Violators of the code may expect disciplinary sanctions, which are discussed in the Seton Hill University Catalog.
Any unreferenced use of the written or spoken material of another, or of previously submitted work of the student’s own, constitutes plagiarism. Paraphrasing the thoughts or written work of another without reference is also plagiarism. For additional information see “Academic Integrity Materials” in Griffin Gate and your textbook’s section on plagiarism. Any plagiarism on a draft will result in a zero as the final grade on that assignment. Any plagiarism on an informal essay will also result in a zero.
4.2) What is Seton Hill University’s Disability Services Policy?
If you have a disability that requires instructor consideration, please contact the Director of Disability Services at 724-838-4295. It is recommended that this be accomplished by the second week of class. If you need accommodations for successful participation in class activities prior to your appointment at the Disability Services Office, you should offer information in writing that includes suggestions for assistance in participating in and completing class assignments. It is not necessary to disclose the nature of your disability.
4.3) What is Seton Hill University’s Information Literacy Policy?
Seton Hill University defines information literate students as those who make intelligent choices when gathering information in support of a chosen topic. Students who develop information literacy skills will successfully:
- Select an appropriate topic
- Determine the parameters of the topic
- Locate and access relevant information
- Critically evaluate information
- Synthesize diverse types of information into a comprehensive and coherent work
- Understand economic, legal, and social issues related to the information
- Interact with faculty and staff in a manner conducive to developing acceptable research skills
4.4) What is Seton Hill University’s Archive Policy?
4.5) What is Seton Hill University’s Policy on Placement in STW?
Writing is essential—to communicate, to study, to thrive in SHU’s writing-intensive classes, and to create a successful future. Therefore, it is especially important that SHU students receive the writing instruction and assistance they need during the first year. To ensure the best possible course placement in the fall semester, instructors will ask students to self-evaluate their readiness for STW during the drop-add period. At the same time, instructors will monitor student progress for STW-level writing skills.
If either the instructor or the student believes that more writing assistance is needed, the student will be placed in Basic Composition, and will complete Basic Composition prior to STW. This placement is subject to review by the Director of Undergraduate Writing Programs and/or an ad-hoc committee of writing instructors. Students are not permitted to take Basic Composition and STW concurrently. Students must have passed Basic Composition with a C- or higher (or have placed out of Basic Composition) in order to take STW.