Discretion in Law

Description
Academic honesty is highly valued in Florida Tech’s online courses. The student
must always submit work that represents original words or ideas. If any words or
ideas are used that do not represent those original words or ideas, the student
must cite all relevant sources and provide a clear definition of the extent to which
such sources were used. Words or ideas that require citation include, but are not
limited to all hard copy or electronic publications, whether copyrighted or not, and
all verbal or visual communication when the content of such communication
clearly originates from an identifiable source. In the Florida Tech online course,
all submissions to any public meeting bulletin board or private mailbox fall within
the scope of words and ideas that require citations if used by someone other
than the original author. Academic dishonesty in an online learning environment
could involve:
 

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 Having a tutor or friend complete a portion of the student's assignments
 Having a reviewer make extensive revisions to an assignment
 Copying work submitted by another student to another public class meeting
 Using information from online information services without proper citation

 
Any of these practices could result in charges of academic dishonesty. For the
complete Florida Tech policy on academic dishonesty, cheating, and plagiarism
see the Florida Tech Student Handbook. http://www.fit.edu/studenthandbook/
Students with Disabilities
Individuals with disabilities needing special accommodation(s) should contact
Rachel Gensler. She may be contacted by phone at (321) 674-8285 or by email
at disabilityservices@fit.edu
Disaster Statement
School Closure:
Both Florida Tech and Bisk observe national holidays and students are not
required to participate in classes on such days. In the case of an emergency
closure of Florida Tech or Bisk, if classes are still able to operate, they will
continue. In the rare case that the Learning Management System is unavailable
for maintenance reasons, classes will resume as quickly as possible and
students should check the Bisk website (www.floridatechonline.com) regularly for
updates
Natural disaster:
If a natural disaster impacts the Melbourne, Florida area all students should
check the Florida Tech website www.fit.edu or call (800) 888-4348 for updates.
In the event that a natural disaster occurs near the student’s residence, they
should contact Customer Service at 1-800-280-9718 at the soonest opportunity
and inform them of the situation. They will make appropriate contact with
instructors. Final decisions on the appropriate timeline to complete course
requirements are at the discretion of the instructor.