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Number of student misconduct cases holding steady

Student misconduct cases at Stanford held relatively steady from 1990-91 to 1991-92, according to figures released last week by Judicial Affairs Officer Sally Cole.

A total of 20 Honor Code violations were handled by the office last year, the same as in 1990-91. Fundamental Standard cases rose from eight to 11. There were no cases involving violation of the Campus Disruption Policy.

The 20 Honor Code cases involved 16 men and 4 women, 18 undergraduates and 2 graduate students. Half of the cases involved plagiarism or receiving unpermitted aid. Four involved unpermitted collaboration, and four involved stealing and submitting other students' work.

The remaining two cases involved a student who copied a solution and another who made alterations to a graded exam and submitted it for regrading.

Half of the Honor Code cases arose in computer science or other departments in the School of Engineering. The remaining cases arose in Great Works, psychology, anthropology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and communication.

Fundamental Standard cases involved 10 men and two women, eight undergraduates and four graduate students (including one case that began in 1990-91).

The charges included two cases each of assault, theft, and misrepresentation; and one case each of false allegation, harassment, data falsification, check alteration, making of a fraudulent document, and exploitive, manipulative conduct.

Penalties for student misconduct cases ranged from one- quarter to indefinite suspensions, to delays in degree conferral, denial of academic credit, work fines and financial penalties of $250 to $500.



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