The honor system intends to hold students accountable for academic discrepancies — but many faculty members see flaws in the system.
Melinda Manning, the assistant dean of students, has been working on the preliminary stages of a new proposal for the honor system that will appease faculty members and retain students’ rights.
“A lot of faculty aren’t using the current system — instead, they are coming up with their own punishments for students who they think are cheating, which is problematic because the students don’t have options,” she said.
Manning brought up a policy change to the educational policy committee on Wednesday that was initially suggested by a 2002 task force.
A final report from the task force then recommended implementing a failing grade to students found of academic dishonesty, which would be labeled “XF” on a transcript.