Dale Kietzman School of Theology has adopted a Student Code of Conduct to protect the rights of students, faculty, staff and Dale Kietzman School of Theology itself. This code ensures that student and faculty/staff interactions are characterized by mutual respect and civility.
All Dale Kietzman School of Theology students are required to abide by all standards and policies established by the school in their academic work and their personal conduct. If any student is concerned about observed or experienced violations of the student conduct code, the student may contact his/her Facilitator or the Program Director.
- Treat fellow students, faculty and staff with courtesy, respect, and dignity and behave in a manner that reflects the integrity of the school.
- Comply with directions of Dale Kietzman School of Theology officials acting in the performance of their duties.
- Accept responsibility for the consequences of their actions.
- Abide by all published policies, including but not limited to those that appear in Dale Kietzman School of Theology catalogs, student handbooks, study materials, and enrollment agreements.
- Never misrepresent the school or its staff in any online social communities.
- Observe all rules on submitting work and taking examinations and will never turn in work that is not their own, or present another person’s ideas as their own.
- Never ask for, receive, or give unauthorized help on graded assignments, quizzes, or examinations.
The preceding guidelines apply to all students. An official of Dale Kietzman School of Theology may, at his/her discretion, take disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the school for failure to comply with any aspect of the Student Code of Conduct.
Cheating can be defined as any collaborative work submitted to the school that does not represent solely the work of the enrolled student. This would include submission of someone else’s work, submission of answers obtained in unauthorized ways, or providing answers to another student.
If cheating is suspected, the student will be notified and required to respond in writing to the charges made. The response will go to the Program Administrator for a decision on the student’s enrollment. Disciplinary action can be applied up to and including termination of the student’s enrollment.
Any inappropriate behavior on the part of a student or proctor in the final exam will result in a failed exam, which must be repeated as a make-up test.
Plagiarism is dishonestly using another person’s ideas or finished work as your own without giving credit for the source. It includes copying or paraphrasing something and using it as if you had done the work yourself. DKST maintains zero tolerance for acts of plagiarism. Possible discipline for students who submit plagiarized work may include failure on the paper or exam, failure in the course or expulsion. If you have questions about plagiarism or about specific instances in papers you are working on, please consult with your Facilitator.
Use of the Worldwide Web
Dale Kietzman School of Theology expects students to use good judgment when communicating online with the school. Illegal or improper use of the Web for any work submitted to the school or that represents the school in any way will not be permitted and may result in disciplinary action.