Student senate discusses academic honor code

first_imgIn this week’s session of the Notre Dame student senate, Hugh Page, dean of the First Year of Studies and vice president and associate provost for undergraduate affairs, took the floor with student members of the University Code of Honor Committee to discuss the ongoing review of the Academic Code of Honor.“One of our goals is to try and do a fairly thorough rewriting of the Honor Code but before we do that we figured that it was really important for us to solicit feedback from as wide a cross section of students as we can, and also to solicit feedback from faculty,” Page said.Page spoke of the student survey that was distributed this past fall as well as a faculty survey, the results of both indicating the need for further conversation among the entire academic community, which the committee plans to facilitate through a series of focus groups. The members of the senate broke into smaller committees to discuss what kinds of questions would be most relevant in the discussions of the upcoming focus groups.Committee member Nate McKeon, a senior, led discussion about the clarity of the Code of Honor.“How clear is [the Code] in defining actual academic dishonesty, like, you know, if you’re going into an assignment or an exam, do you have a good grasp on what academic dishonesty is?” McKeon asked.Students shared a common concern in deciphering the grey areas of academic dishonesty. All agreed that while copying the answers of another student on a final exam is an obvious violation of the Honor Code, there is more ethical ambiguity in collaborating on homework assignments, projects and small quizzes.Sophomore Dillon Hall senator Tim O’Connell said further obscurity arises when considering the distinct styles of learning and teaching in different fields of study and said a large part of the responsibility falls on the professors to clearly delineate their expectations.“We as a group thought it was more of the professor’s job to kind of outline,” O’Connell said. “[In engineering] we think there’s a lot of not so much of a grey area on the homework because professors are usually, ‘Hey, work on the homework together just turn in your own,’ and then for tests it’s pretty obvious, just do your own. … We had some kids in Arts and Letters and Mendoza who thought it was kind of more of a grey area ’cause they have a lot more, kind of multiple choice, Sakai quizzes.”In fact, whether the professors should claim responsibility in clarifying their interpretations of the Code or the students should be expected to apply the code in a “one size fits all” mentality was a popular point of discussion. McGlinn senator, sophomore Maria Palazzolo, said her group was surprised to learn the professors did not share their own opinions on the code. “We said we think it’s more of the professor’s job to say for the specific class, because it’s different for each class what they would want or how it works,” Palazzolo said. “ … But Natasha, who facilitated the discussion, said that the professors think it’s the student’s job. So it’s a miscommunication that needs to be fixed.”Additionally, the ease of obtaining increasingly common online resources further complicates the issue of cheating, as sophomore and Cavanaugh Hall senator Brittany Benninger said.“We talked about online resources, if you will, so like those sites where you can buy tests … how does that play into the new Honor Code?” Benninger said.Tags: academic honor code, academics, cheating, Senatelast_img read more

14 more Dominicans awarded Cuban scholarships

first_img 753 Views   no discussions Share EducationHealthLifestyleLocalNewsRegionalTertiary 14 more Dominicans awarded Cuban scholarships by: – July 13, 2018 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Some of the fourteen Cuban Scholarship recipientsFourteen (14) more Dominicans have been awarded scholarships from the Cuban Government to pursue tertiary education as part of the Cuban Scholarship Program which has been in existence for over thirty-nine years.Eight of them; Kelsey Joseph, Jovina Lawrence, Lou Ann Lawrence, Sherniah Mills, Raquel Mills, Jessica Riviere, Krystal Williams and Jerome Auguiste will pursue undergraduate studies in medicine, Tawiah Hunter will study Stomatology.Jefferson Garraway and Yoland Prosper will pursue Post Graduate degrees in Medicine.Three of the other recipients will be engaged in Higher Education; Lucci-Ann Thomas and Joselle Casey will study Building and Civil Engineering and Walter Greenaway Jr. Computer Science.The fourteen students were presented with their scholarship documents during a ceremony at the Cuban Embassy in Morne Daniel on Friday 13 July 2018 from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource, Chandler Hyacinth, in the presence of the Cuban Ambassador to Dominica, Juan Carlos Frometa de la Rosa.The medical degree students are expected to leave island between by 25 July 2018 while the other recipients will leave in September 2018.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Chandler Hyacinth and Cuban Ambassador to Dominica Juan Carlos Frometa de la Rosa“We are pleased to have received training not just in medicine, but also in other areas of higher education. In selecting the candidates we were looking at areas that will assist us in our rebuilding efforts,” Mrs. Hyacinth stated.She described the selection process as a “task” considering that there were forty-five (45) applications.“We expect you to do well, we expect you to work with the authorities, we expect you to work with the Dominican representative, and we expect you to, and want you to do, your best,” she noted.Mrs. Hyacinth further urged the parents to give the students “all the support that they require so they can do well” and to “stay in touch with them, give them he support that is needed”.The Ministry, she added, will also support the students “but sometimes the parental support is worth much more”.Tawiah Hunter, in an interview with Dominica Vibes after receiving the scholarship award, stated that she “is elated that the government saw something in me to give me a chance to go ahead with something I have always wanted to do”.Jessica Riviere was also happy with her selection noting that the financial cost of pursuing tertiary education away from home was a hindrance.“I am getting to study medicine, which is something I have always wanted to do. I also get to learn a new language, experience a new culture so it’s a really good feeling,” Riviere said.Lucci-Ann Thomas described the opportunity as an honor, adding that she “is glad to have received the opportunity to further my studies, so thank you”.Jerome Auguiste was also very pleased with his selection, adding that while he expects the work to be hard, said with his “determination and motivation, and a set goal I will be successful.”In June 2017, thirteen Dominicans were awarded scholarships to pursue higher education and post graduate studies in Cuba.– / 12 Share Sharelast_img read more

Bills’ Frank Gore becomes 4th running back to rush for 15,000 career yards

first_imgFrank Gore now has 15,000 rushing yards for his career after his 41-yard rush.— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) September 29, 2019Gore is in his first season with Buffalo. He started his NFL career with the 49ers after he was drafted in the third round of the 2005 draft. He then spent three seasons with the Colts before having a one-year stint with the Dolphins. Related News “I’m just happy that I did come here,” Gore said earlier this week (via the Bills’ official website). “A bunch of great guys, great coaches. This type of team fit my style of play—toughness, physical and we are having fun together.”The Bills held a (3-0) record entering Sunday’s game against New England. Bills veteran Frank Gore reached an impressive milestone Sunday against the Patriots, becoming just the fourth running back to rush for 15,000 career yards. Gore went over the mark on a 41-yard run in the second quarter. He joins Emmitt Smith (18,355 yards), Walter Payton (16,726) and Barry Sanders (15,269) in the elite category.  Welcome to the 15,000-yard rush club, @frankgore! #GoBills #NEvsBUF📺: CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/lm0vvtP8ei pic.twitter.com/HmFOSrqmXa— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019He also reached 252 yards for the season in the first half, marking the most in the first four games for a player that’s 36 years or older, Buffalo News notes. Kenny Stills injury update: Texans receiver (hamstring) questionable to return vs. Panthers Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict ejected for late helmet hit on Colts’ Jack Doyle Sean McDermott chased Bill Belichick’s son off field during warmupslast_img read more