Honor Code Progress by JS15NU

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									Honor Code Progress

   Council on Presidential Affairs
 Jess Zimmerman & Bryan Findley,
    Chairmen, Academic Affairs
            Committee
           Ad-hoc Committee
We wanted to form a committee to investigate
 whether or not Butler University Would
 benefit from an honor code.

This committee will be comprised of students,
  faculty, and administration so that each voice
  is represented.
                     A brief Timeline
•   a. 07/03/07 – Met with Dean Sharer, Dr. Morrel, and Dean Zimmerman for a
    brainstorming over Honor Code
•   b. 09/07 – Met with Dr. Fong for an informative meeting about Honor Code
•   c. 10/03/07 – Met with Dr. Johnson for an informative meeting about Honor
    Code
•   d. 10/10/07 – Met w/ Dean Sharer, Dr. Morrel, and Dean Zimmerman to
    finalize presentation before Faculty Assembly Executive Committee (FAEC).
•   e. 10/15/07 - Met with Dean Andritz over College of Pre-Heath Sciences’
    look into department Honor Code
•   f. 10/19/07 –Presentation to FAEC
•   g. 11/06/07 – Met with Academic Affairs (AA) of FAEC
•   h. 11/14/07 – AA FAEC approved and communicated with rest of FAEC
•   i. 11/16/07 – FAEC asked for more evidence of honor code to be student
    driven
•   j. 01/10/08 – Met with Council of Deans and Provost to discuss Honor Code
•   k. 02/08/08 – Honor Code resolution passes in SGA assembly
•   l. 02/10/08 – FAEC approves and will assist in ad hoc investigation
    committee.
TITLE: IN SUPPORT OF THE CREATION
OF AN AD-HOC COMMITTEE TO
INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBILITY OF AN
HONOR CODE AT BULER UNIVERSITY
   WHEREAS, there has been significant       implementing or have already implemented
 interest in multiple colleges within Butler honor codes on their campuses; therefore be
University in developing college-wide honor                        it
                 codes; and
                                                 RESOLVED, the Student Government
 WHEREAS, the possibility of a university- Association of Butler University encourages
     wide honor code has not yet been            the creation of an ad-hoc committee
              investigated; and                   consisting of students, faculty, and
                                                          administration; and
  WHEREAS, there is student, faculty, and
 administrative interest in researching and    RESOLVED, this committee will be tasked
 determining the level of need that Butler    with investigating the need for and desire
 University has for a university-wide honor for a university-wide honor code at Butler
                  code; and                  University and will present their findings and
                                                   decisions to the Butler University
WHEREAS, honor codes can take a variety of           population; and be it further
forms ranging from purely academic codes
  to codes that govern the entire student      RESOLVED, this committee shall take no
               experience; and                action regarding the implementation of an
                                               honor code at Butler University beyond
WHEREAS, similar institutions have already           presenting their findings and
either begun the process of investigating or                determinations.
               Taking shape…
• Faculty:
  – Dr. Bill Walsh and Dr. Derek Reid

• Administrators:
  – Dr. Judy Morel, Dr. Greg Sharer (to end the
    semester), soliciting another (two?) administrative
    representative(s)

• Students:
  – Brian Findley, Jess Zimmerman, two interested SGA
    representatives
                    Goals
• Determine, through research and intrinsic
  study, what kind of an honor code, if any,
  would be beneficial to Butler University.

• Present findings and recommendations to Dr.
  Fong, administrators, Faculty
  Assembly/Senate, Student Government
  Association.
 Means of Achieving Goals: Research



• Determine what constitutes an honor code.


• Learn about different kinds of honor codes.
        – What are pros and cons of each kind?
        – How would each kind affect Butler University students,
          faculty, and administration?
 Means of Achieving Goals: Research


• Research honor codes at peer institutions:

          * The top five Master’s Universities
  in US News & World Report rankings

          * Schools to which we lose
  prospective students
 Means of Achieving Goals: Intrinsic
               study
• Ask questions:
  – Why would an honor code help or hurt Butler
    University?
  – What does the University population want and
    need?
  – Will an honor code boost the reputation of the
    school or be a recruiting tool?
  – What are the perspectives of students,
    administration, faculty?
     Finally: Achieve the Goals
• Make a decision
• Formulate a recommendation
• Present research and recommendation to:
     •   Student Government Association
     •   Faculty Assembly/Senate
     •   Administration
     •   Dr. Fong

								
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