Course Policies


Papers: All reaction/summary/research papers, theses and dissertations must be prepared in accordance with the Modern Language Association (MLA) style guide See Specifically, BCISOT requires that all work submitted for credit meet the following standards:

Title page, endnotes/footnotes, and bibliography pages cannot be counted toward the required length of the paper.

Academic Honesty: The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path and we are to confirm it by keeping His righteous ordinances (Psalms 119:105-106). It is assumed that academic honesty will prevail.

BCISOT  policies in this area are posted on our Internet site (BCISOT.EDU)

Problems in this area will be handled with an equal concern for love and justice.

Policy on Research and Plagiarism: Merriam-Webster’s College Dictionary defines

plagiarism as, “to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own: use (another’s production) without crediting the source.”

While fully supporting the use of tools, reference works, the Internet and other available media, BCISOT requires that all of the work submitted by students for grading and evaluation be the result of their own writing efforts and creative processes. We encourage you to use all information available for the purpose of supporting your work; however, you must clearly identify quotes and excerpts as the work of another author, and properly cite the source.

Aidan has a policy for reviewing the content of all papers submitted for grading and evaluation through the use of a technological process. By means of this process, faculty members are able to identify situations where the information was taken directly from other publications or modified by the student and subsequently inserted into the work to be graded.

Students should be advised that plagiarism in any form is prohibited, and that work containing plagiarized materials will be downgraded and returned for resubmission. The Academic Dean is notified whenever a student submits work for evaluation and grading that contains plagiarized materials. Continued instances of plagiarism will result in academic probation and may lead to other disciplinary measures.


Students enrolled in a classroom setting are responsible for knowing and meeting all course requirements. Regular attendance at classes is expected. It is left to the individual faculty member to evaluate each student’s record of attendance in arriving at a final grade.

Students an online or distance learning program are responsible for knowing and meeting all course requirements. The online or distance learning process is a mentored program with guidance and evaluation from the mentoring faculty member as a rigorous undertaking with discipline and accountability.


When a course is repeated, the final grade points and credit hours earned replaces the previous grade points and credit hours in computing the grade point average. However, all grade entries on the transcript remain a part of the student’s permanent academic record. The student must indicate that it is a repeat course at the time of registering for the course.
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