Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Honor Council records, 1916-2008 UA 221



creator Rice University
Title: Rice University Honor Council records
Dates: 1916-2008
Abstract: Records of the business of the Rice University Honor Council such as hearings and trial abstracts, as well as documentation of procedural and constitutional revisions.
Identification: UA 221
Quantity: 6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The Rice Honor System was created by Rice Institute students in 1916. It is comprised of current Rice undergraduate and graduate students. The Council reviews cases and decides appropriate penalties. "The purpose of the Honor System is to allow maximum freedom for students, undergraduate and graduate, in the completion of all academic work and to ensure the integrity of the work. When students accept this freedom and trust, they are placed on their honor by the group neither to cheat on any assignment nor to violate the trust placed in them in any way. Students demonstrate their responsibilities to their fellow students under the Honor System when they can pledge, in good conscience, that their work is their own and that they have neither witnessed nor suspect violations by others." (Article 1 Section 1 of Honor Council constitution, http://honor.blogs.rice.edu/files/2011/03/Constitution-2011.pdf). For more information, see http://honor.rice.edu/.


Scope and Contents

Records of the business of the Rice University Honor Council such as hearings and trail abstracts, as well as documentation of procedural and constitutional revisions.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this restricted material requires written permission from the Rice University Office of the Provost.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be arranged through the Woodson Research Center, woodson@rice.edu.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University
Subjects
Abstract Records -- Texas
Genres
clippings (information artifacts)
letters (correspondence)
memorandums
constitutions

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Woodson Research Center regularly, beginning in 1998.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Honor System booklets, 1921-2005

box folder
1 1 Honor System booklets, 1921/1922 - 2005 (Scattered Issues)



Series II: Constitution and related material, 1919-1995

box folder
1 2 Constitution, correspondence, 1946-1948
3 Constitution, 1948, 1952, 1955-1958, ca. 1919, proposed amend. 1995



Series III: Memoranda and Official Notices, 1935-1989

box folder
1 4 Memoranda, Official Notices, 1935-1989



Series IV: Hearings and Trials abstracts, 1976-2007

box folder
1 5 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1976-1977
6 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1977-1978
7 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1978-1979
8 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1979-1980
9 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1980-1981
10 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1982-1983
11 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1984-1985
12 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1985-1986
13 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1986-1987
14 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1987-1988
15 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1988-1989
box folder
2 1 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1989-1990
2 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1990-1991
3 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1991-1992
4 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1992-1993
5 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1993-1994
6 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1994-1995
7 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1995-1996
8 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1996-1997
9 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1997-1998
10 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1998-1999
11 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 1999-2000
12 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 2000-2001
13 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 2001-2002
14 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 2002-2003
15 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 2003-2004
16 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 2004-2005
17 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 2005-2006
18 Hearings and Trials, Abstracts, 2006-2007



Series V: Constitutional Reforms, 1916-2004

box folder
3 1 "The Honor System of the Rice Institute," 31 March 1916
2 Old Cases and Proposals, 1969-
3 Appeals Reform, 1982
4 Committee on the Honor Council, 1992-1993
5 Addendum of Suggested Blue Book Revisions, Fall 1992
6 Procedural Revisions, 1992-1997
7 Procedural Revisions, 2000-2001
8 Appeals Process Reform, Final Drafts, March 2003
9 Appeals Process Reform, Rough Drafts, 2003
box folder
4 1 Appeals Process Reform, Notes and related correspondence, 2002-2003
2 News Stories, honor trials of 22 Physics students and subsequent appeals process reform, 2002-2003
3 Honor trials of 22 Physics students and subsequent appeals process reform; communication with past chairs/officers
4 Appeals Process Reform, Student Assoc. Constitution, 2003
5 Appeals Process Reform, request for approval from assistant dean, 2003
6 Appeals Process Reform, HC member opinion on Gillis' initial response to proposal, 2003
7 Appeals Process Reform, HC member responses to Patty's Thresher comments, 2003
8 Appeals Process Reform, HC member poll on final amendment draft, 2003
9 Appeals Process Reform, Interpretation of HC member changeover, 2003
10 Chair's Report to the President on the State of the Honor System, 17 April 2003



Series VI: General, 1940-2005

box folder
4 11 General Information, 1990-2005 (Folder 1 of 2)
12 General Information, 1990-2005 (Folder 2 of 2)
box folder
5 1 Minutes of Meetings and Related Content, 1993-
2 Accused, right to secrecy and an advisor, 1961, 1994-1995
3 Academic Integrity Conference, 1993-1994, 2000
4 Faculty and the Honor Council, 1993-
5 Orientation and Examinations, 1995-
6 2002-2004 (Folder 1 of 2)
7 2002-2004 (Folder 2 of 2)
8 News Stories, 1916- (Folder 1 of 2)
9 News Stories, 1916- (Folder 2 of 2)
box folder
6 1 Honor Council Retreat (with case studies), 2002, 2003
2 Surveys
3 Scrapbook, 1940s-1970s



Series VII: Hearings and Trials abstracts, 2007-2008

box folder
6 4 2007-2008