Addresses on the Honor System at the University of Virginia (Classic Reprint)

Addresses on the Honor System at the University of Virginia Classic Reprint Excerpt from Addresses on the Honor System at the University of VirginiaBut few and infrequent as honor violations are with us they yet nevertheless occur and I must tell you how we deal with such b

  • Title: Addresses on the Honor System at the University of Virginia (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: University Of Virginia
  • ISBN: 9781330060513
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from Addresses on the Honor System at the University of VirginiaBut few and infrequent as honor violations are with us, they yet nevertheless occur, and I must tell you how we deal with such breaches.We have nothing at Virginia that corresponds exactly with your class divisions For reasons that it is not necessary here to discuss, our divisions are only into deparExcerpt from Addresses on the Honor System at the University of VirginiaBut few and infrequent as honor violations are with us, they yet nevertheless occur, and I must tell you how we deal with such breaches.We have nothing at Virginia that corresponds exactly with your class divisions For reasons that it is not necessary here to discuss, our divisions are only into departments, such as the college, the department of graduate studies, and the depart ments of medicine, law and engineering Each department has its Officers, and the five presidents of the several departments, together with the vice president of the department of which the accused is a member, constitute the honor committee If any student is suspected of cheating and there is sufficient evi dence for a prima facie case, the accused is summoned to ex plain himself He may, or may not, remain in college long enough to be asked to appear before the committee, for he is usually warned and advised by whomever he is detected to de part immediately from the university But if he does appear and fails to explain himself, he is simply asked to leave, and he does so on the very next train There is no case on record in which a convicted student has failed to comply with the re quest Of the honor committee The accused, however, on being asked to clear himself may demand a regular trial, either public or private So far as I know, there have been but two public trials at Virginia, both, as I understand, solemn and heart rending occasions At one of these the accused was convicted and dismissed, while at the other the accused was acquitted, being found guilty only of indiscretion But the verdict of a jury sitting at a public trial is obeyed as promptly as the re quest of the honor committee sitting in private.All this, you see, is quite simple, and the chief thing to be noted is that the students themselves have absolute control in the administration of the honor system It is regarded by them as their dearest possession the center of gravity, so to speak, is shifted from the faculty to the student body, which is en trusted with and has complete authority over what it considers a priceless heritage.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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