Dartmouth medical school drops cheating sanctions against students
June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Dartmouth College's Geisel School of Medicine has dropped all sanctions against 17 students accused of cheating on online exams this spring, according to an email from Dean Duane Compton to students this week.
"Upon further review and based on new information received from our learning management system provider, I have decided to dismiss all the honor code charges for students who received findings of responsibility and sanctions," Compton wrote in the email obtained by CNN.
In January, the medical school was notified of possible honor code violations when a faculty member reported observing students accessing Canvas (an online learning platform hosting curricular material) while taking exams, Derik Hertel, director of communications and marketing for the medical school, said in a statement.
The report was forwarded to the Committee on Student Performance and Conduct, which is composed of faculty, medical students and community members, and is charged with reviewing each cheating case, the university said.
On March 16, letters were sent to 17 students asking them to appear before the committee to address potential honor code violations, Hertel said.