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COMMONLY USED TERMS

Academic Exercise: Any examination, test, quiz, lab report, homework, or other assignment, whether in-class, take-home, or make-up, including any assignment which a faculty member assigns or which a student is required to submit, which may or may not count toward the final class grade.

Academic Work: Any document, paper, report, or other product (including drafts) that a student submits, or intends to submit, to any University official, including without limitation any response to an academic exercise and any material required to be submitted as part of a sanction.

Business Day: When computing any time period herein, all days will be counted, unless that day is a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday or other day on which University offices are closed.

Class: Any University course of study, including any course, lab, independent study, externship, internship, practicum, or other educational program offered or administered by, or otherwise involving, the University.

Faculty Member: Any professor, teacher, instructor, or other class coordinator at the University, whether full or part time, tenured or untenured, including undergraduate or graduate teaching instructors and teaching assistants.

End of Term: The last day on which final exams are scheduled to take place for a given semester or special session.

Notice: Any giving of notice or provision of information by the University hereunder shall be deemed satisfied upon the sending of an e-mail to the recipient of the notice or information. Whenever notice is required herein, failure of the University to adhere to notice requirements or time periods shall not be cause for dismissal nor grounds for appeal absent a finding that such failure materially prejudiced the charged student. A notice sent by this method will be presumed to be delivered unless returned as undeliverable. A student who claims to have not had a message delivered and delivery is confirmed may be charged with False Information.

Student: A student is any individual who is currently enrolled, has been enrolled during the last fifteen months, or is eligible to enroll in the next fifteen months. The word student as used throughout this Student Guide to University Policies includes Student Organizations.

Student Organization: A student group formed for scholastic, professional, social, or extracurricular activities. These may include, but are not limited to: registered student organizations, other department- or college-recognized clubs, residence hall governments, sports teams (including varsity, club and intramural teams), fraternities and sororities, chartered organizations, and honor societies. For all matters relating to the enforcement of this Code of Conduct, a Student Organization shall remain a Student Organization regardless that its status has been rescinded, revoked or suspended by the University.

University Community Member: Any person who is a student, faculty member, or any other person employed by the University. A person's status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Office of Student Conduct.

University Official: University officials are all University employees, administrators, officers, staff, professionals, and any other persons acting on behalf of the University, exclusive of faculty members.



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