Academic Honesty

Your lab work is only partially a shared responsibility because you are working with a partner.  But reporters are responsible for interviewing and writing the story and will be graded only for that part of the assignment.  Photographers are responsible for shooting and editing and will be graded only for that part of the assignment.  Teams will rotate the reporter and photographer duties every week.  You will be graded on your duties for the day.  Do not take over your partner’s role to “help them out” or because you can do a better job.  If their work is less-than-satisfactory that will NOT affect your newsroom lab grade.  But doing their work for them will hurt your newsroom scores.  Also, keep in mind that it helps the workflow if the person assigned to be the photographer does the driving that day.

You must shoot, interview, write and edit all of your projects yourself.  The only assistance you are allowed for these assignments is help shooting your standups.  Any other help will be considered a violation of the Honor Code and will result in an “E” grade for the assignment.  File footage is not permitted in your stories.

Quizzes, tests, story ideas, story analysis papers, and any other written material handed in must be your own work with no help from others and no consultation with others.  Your projects must be all your own work (your idea, your shooting, your writing, your editing.)

You cannot work on a project for this course that you plan to work on for another course as well.  For example, none of your TV1 projects can also be used as material for a Radio 1 or 2 project, class assignment, homework or lab shift work.

DO NOT ask your peers for advice, help, input, or approval of your work.  Ask your instructor.  History shows peer advice, help, input, and/or approval is often inaccurate or downright wrong and usually results in a lower grade than you would have received if you had sought advice or guidance from your instructor.  Do not ask other instructors for advice or guidance/critique on your projects.  Other instructors may not know what your instructor requires and may unintentionally misguide you.  Any questions about project or course requirements should go to the instructor only.

UF Honor Code

The University of Florida Honor Code was voted on and passed by the Student Body.  The Honor Code reads as follows:

Preamble: In adopting this Honor Code, the students of the University of Florida recognize that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental values of the University community.  Students who enroll at the University commit to holding themselves and their peers to the high standard of honor required by the Honor Code.  Any individual who becomes aware of a violation of the Honor Code is bound by honor to take corrective action.  A student-run Honor Court and faculty support are crucial to the success of the Honor Code.  The quality of a University of Florida education is dependent upon the community acceptance and enforcement of the Honor Code.

The Honor Code: We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.  On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment.”

Honor Code

For more information about academic honesty, contact Student Judicial Affairs, P202 Peabody Hall, 392-1261.

Link to UF’s Grading Policy:


Cell Phones, PDAs and Computer Use in Class:

As a matter of courtesy to your instructor and classmates, please turn off all cell phones  before the start of class.  Likewise, all computers and PDAs should remain off unless you are specifically requested to turn them on for a class assignment. It is not appropriate to instant message during class.

Accommodations For Students With Disabilities

Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office.  The Dean of Students will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the instructor when requesting accommodation.


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