Welcome to the family of Lucent University! We are so glad that you have join us in our goals of preparing God's people for the work of the ministry all around the world. Since 2015, our mission as a university has been to provide the highest-quality theological and ministry education online to equip people for effective service.
The greatest commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ is to love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves. The goal of this student honor code is to encourage and instruct our students how to love God through a life of service to others. The way we treat each other in our community is a direct reflection of our love of God. We are not simply here to guide and build your academic education but also your spiritual education.
Lucent's community guidelines reflect both legal and religious authorities. Legally, our requirements stem from local, state, and federal laws that must be obeyed by all as believers submit to the governmental authorities. Religiously, our requirements are based on Biblical mandates or principles that lead us to develop virtues characteristic of Christ and as family members of His body. All of these are important for creating and maintaining a community and atmosphere that reflects the university and more importantly our Savior.
Attendance at Lucent University is a privilege and, as a private educational institution, Lucent is free to control the admission and attendance of students. Student honor code articulates our expectations for students and provides guidelines for life in a Christian educational community and in the world. Lucent University's community standards are designed to maintain an environment and witness that fosters the spiritual development and academic success of its students. While the enforcement of the community standards of conduct is nonnegotiable, it is always intended to be redemptive, restorative, and carried out with love and grace.
PERSONAL STUDENT CONDUCT
Students are responsible for and expected to know and comply with the terms of Student Honor Code. Students are also responsible and expected to report all circumstances which they believe constitute a major violation of the student honor code to Lucent University personnel.
The student honor code is not a contract and does not create obligations that bind the university. The university reserves the right to revise the student honor code at any time and for any reason, including an informal amendment to ensure fairness and justice in its procedures.
Every student is expected to respect Lucent's doctrinal statement and purpose and should avoid any activity, which would contradict our corporate mission and purpose for serving Christ's kingdom or compromise the testimony or reputation of the university as we follow Jesus. All students and personnel of Lucent University are asked to affirm the following:
"We have a responsibility to uphold the moral and ethical standards of Lucent University and personally confront those who do not in a way that reflects the love and grace of Jesus."
Respectful attitudes and behaviors should be afforded to all members of the university community, including respect through proper acknowledgement of personal and professional positions. Failure to do so is a violation of the student honor code.
Lucent University believes in the inherent value and dignity of all men and women as God has created them. We are committed to treating everyone with respect, and we require that everyone in the university community to love others as Christ loves them. Proper respect must be carried out in every interaction between the student and the university. Inappropriate language, dishonesty, vulgar (of a sexual nature) and derogatory comments, threats, or harassment will not be tolerated at any time.
Sexual relations outside of a biblically-ordained marriage between a natural-born man and a natural-born woman are not permissible for Lucent University students. Activities inconsistent with these standards and guidelines are violations of the student honor code.
Lucent University students are also to be respectful to those in the community of believers and to show honor among those they are called to be lights for Christ. Therefore students must be sensitive to cultural practices and norms with reference to consuming beverages or foods, laying down their rights in cases where food or drink could be a stumbling block for a fellow believer or a hinderance to the reception of the gospel.
The students of Lucent are also to respect and honor the life that our Lord has granted to them. In general students should uphold a lifestyle that promotes health and well-being so that their studies and ministry for Christ can be carried out to the fullest degree possible. This would include abstaining from the use of illegal drugs or other illegal substances.
Those who are guilty of violating the student honor code, will face disciplinary measures appropriate to the infraction. After the incident is fully investigated, the student may be restored to full status, may be required to take restorative measures and/or counseling, or may be dismissed from a program without the ability to continue. The university reserves the right to discipline the student in a case-by-case system, considering the student's cooperation and willingness to accept responsibility, and the level of infraction. Infractions may result in comments in one's transcripts and/or legal actions through church or local authorities. The university seeks to use these disciplinary measures to provide students with opportunities to learn from past choices to help them best understand their Christian responsibility and standard's of love, truth, and honor.
ACADEMIC STUDENT CONDUCT
The following is conceded to be dishonest and therefore unacceptable and not allowed by the Institution:
- - Taking someone else's work, images or ideas and passing it off as your own. This is called plagiarism.
- - Using the computer, either the Internet, or information stored on a hard copy or floppy disk which belongs to someone else and passing it off as your own.
- - Cheating, that is, acting unfairly or dishonestly to gain an advantage.
- - Secretly agreeing with another to cheat or deceive. This is known as collusion.
- - Lucent University may choose not to continue to provide me with its services to students involved in a public scandal, immoral conduct, acts of contempt, or actions against public morals or decency.
All these are called academic misconduct. If you are discovered or suspected of any of the above, the Institution will investigate, and this may result in disciplinary action being taken.
That is what is expected of you while you are at Lucent University
- You will only hand in your own original work for assessment.
- You will show when you have used information provided by someone else by giving the person's name and where you found the information in your work (or in your portfolio). For example, if you use someone else's words you will enclose the quote with inverted commas. You will also repeat this information at the end of the piece in a bibliography or references section. Your tutor will give you help with this. You should seek advice and guidance from tutors if you are unsure how to do this properly.
- You will show when you have downloaded information from the Internet.
- You will never use another's disk as if it were your own neither work, nor copy work from a disk belonging to someone else and use it as if it were your own.
- You will never use someone else's artwork, pictures or graphics (including graphs, spreadsheets etc.) as if it they were made by you or let other students use or copy from your work and pass it off as if they had done it themselves.
All cases of suspected academic misconduct will be fully investigated by the Institution.
If proven disciplinary action will be taken. The outcome will depend on the severity of the offence. The member of staff who has looked into what you have done will decide how serious the case is at first and will then consult senior colleagues. The claims against your wrongdoing will be written down so that you know the case you have to answer.
The Institution classes some academic misconduct as gross and deals with it more severely.
The following section gives information on this classification, together with guidance on the actions the Institution will take.
Cases of Academic Misconduct include:
- - Copying from books without acknowledgement which has a significant contribution to the overall work
- - Limited plagiarism from professional work (not course books).
- - Limited copying of other candidates works (hard copy or from a disk), or excessive help within one piece of work
- - Limited downloading of information from the Internet or the use of model answers downloaded from the Internet
- - In the situation where the assessed work contributes to final grade
- - Repeated minor cases
- - What you have done will be discussed with you in a private tutorial
- - Your mark or assessment grade will be reduced, or you will have work returned to re-do and hand in for remarking or you will be awarded zero, depending on how serious what you have done appears to the Institution
- - You may not be allowed to take the unit/exam/test again
- - You will be given a warning about how you must act in the future
Cases of Gross Misconduct include:
- - Extensive copying of textbooks in one piece of work or limited copying in two or more pieces of work which makes a significant contribution to the work/s.
- - Extensive plagiarism of professional works (more than 100 words)
- - Buying, selling or stealing of work
- - Repeated evidence of extensive use of information from the Internet without acknowledgement or using model internet answers
- - Using past candidates' work from previous years.
- - Undue help from outside the Institution
- - Repeated cases of misconduct
The Institution may take any of the following actions:
- - A zero grade in the exam/test/module is given or the assessed work is not awarded a grade
- - You are not allowed to re-sit the exam or test, or you are not allowed to re-do the piece of assessed work
- - You are disqualified from your course
- - You are excluded from the Institution
In all instances of academic misconduct, the Institution may:
- - Inform the relevant examining body what you have done, in accordance with the examining board's policy
- - Inform external examiners/verifiers of what you have done, in accordance with the examining board's policy