IST 511: Information and Technology

   		      Fall 2008

	             PSU Policy

Academic Integrity 

Academic integrity is a basic guiding principle for all academic
activity at Penn State University, allowing the pursuit of
scholarly activity in an open, honest, and responsible manner. In
according with the University's Code of Conduct, you must not
engage in or tolerate academic dishonesty. This includes, but is
not limited to cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of information
or citations, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others,
unauthorized possession of examinations, submitting work of
another person, or work previously used without informing the
instructor, or tampering with the academic work of other
students. Any violation of academic integrity will be
investigated, and where warranted, punitive action will be
taken. For every incident when a penalty of any kind is assessed,
a report must be filed. This form is used for both undergraduate
and graduate courses. This report must be signed by both the
instructor and the student, and then submitted to the Senior
Associate Dean.  

Affirmative Action & Sexual Harassment 

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to a policy that
all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities,
admission, and employment without regard to personal
characteristics not related to ability, performance, or
qualifications as determined by University policy or by
Commonwealth or Federal authorities. Penn State does not
discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color,
disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed,
gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Direct all
inquiries to the Affirmative Action Office, 211 Willard Building.

Americans with Disabilities Act 

IST welcomes persons with disabilities to all of its classes,
programs, and events. If you need accommodations, or have
questions about access to buildings where IST activities are
held, please contact us in advance of your participation or
visit. If you need assistance during a class, program, or event,
please contact the member of our staff or faculty in
charge. Access to IST courses should be arranged by contacting
the Office of the Senior Associate Dean, 002D Thomas Building:
(814) 865-4457

An Invitation to Students with Learning Disabilities 

It is Penn State's policy to not discriminate against qualified
students with documented disabilities in its educational
programs. If you have a disability-related need for modifications
in your testing or learning situation, your instructor should be
notified during the first week of classes so that your needs can
be accommodated. You will be asked to present documentation from
the Office of Disability Services (located in 116 Boucke
Building, 863-1807) that describes the nature of your disability
and the recommended remedy. You may refer to the
Nondiscrimination Policy in the Student Guide to University
Policies and Rules.