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Police get government technology

Police get government technology

Brad Dress, Associate Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Police

The government’s Department of Defense gave AACC’s Department of Public Safety & Police weapons and technology for free. Police Chief Sean Kapfhammer said under the 1033 program, the department gives out unneeded equipment that they don’t need for free to police departments and agencies across...

Campus police to place number on AACC app

Campus police to place number on AACC app

Brad Dress, Associate Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Police, Showcase

AACC’s Department of Public Safety & Police will get its phone number placed on the college’s app within a few weeks, according to Police Chief Sean Kapfhammer. The number will place on the home page of the app in the form of a button, and will be a way to easily call police on campus, Kapfhammer...

New dining services wants input

New dining services wants input

Elizabeth Spearman, Campus Life Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Campus Life, News

AACC will have a taste testing for the new dining services on May 4 in SUN 102. On Thursday, May 4 the dining services will give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to sample the new company, CDL Inc., food. There will be a maximum of 25 people in each of the six 30 minute slots starting...

Want to get away with cheating? Here’s how

Want to get away with cheating? Here’s how

Elizabeth Spearman, Campus Life Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

From scribbling test answers on a water bottle label to buying term papers online, AACC students said they have plenty of ways to get away with cheating. Jake Edwards, a second-year transfer student, wrote English definitions on the inside of a label on a water bottle and carried the drink, undetected,...

Academic procedures help teacher decisions

Academic procedures help teacher decisions

Tre Mooring, Campus Life Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

AACC professors have leeway on how to handle cases of academic dishonesty at the college. Dr. Brian Riley, the co-chair of the college’s Academic Integrity Review Committee, explained faculty members “are free to determine their own consequence … as long as it’s upfront, in writing and consistent.” The...

Dishonesty at college can cause loss of trust

Dishonesty at college can cause loss of trust

Brad Dress, Associate Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

Students who cheat on school assignments can suffer from long-term consequences down the road, such as loss of trust, anxiety or an urge to continue the behavior, according to an AACC psychology professor. Dr. Rachelle Tannenbaum said some students feel guilt, and others do not. The guilt associated...

Faculty reports students have potential to cheat and get away

Jesse Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

A greater percentage of faculty members than students said it is easy to get away with cheating at AACC. In a Campus Current survey of 428 students and 38 faculty members in March and April, 81.6 percent of faculty and 43.9 percent of students said students can cheat without consequences. “I...

Not studying leads to academic dishonesty

James Whitley, Sports Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

Nearly all AACC students who admitted in a Campus Current survey that they have cheated on a school assignment said they did it because they couldn’t remember the answer to a question. In the survey of 428 students in March and April, 98 percent gave that reason. In addition, students said they...

Faculty uneasy with recording

Faculty uneasy with recording

Roxanne Ready, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

AACC has clarified a long-standing policy that prohibits students from making audio or video recordings of their classes. The Academic Forum, which oversees the college’s academic programs, convened a special committee in February to reconsider the issue of recording in class. The committee found...

Online office hours get thumbs-up from profs

Online office hours get thumbs-up from profs

Jesse Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

Three-quarters of AACC faculty in a recent survey said online office hours would benefit students. Almost half of the 166 faculty members who responded to the survey by the Online Policies and Practices Committee said they already conduct some office hours online. Full-time faculty members are...

Board of Trustees gets new member on July 1

Board of Trustees gets new member on July 1

Jesse Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

AACC President Dr. Dawn Lindsay has recommended a sophomore entrepreneurship major as the next student member of the college’s Board of Trustees. Nyia Curtis was one of two students who applied for the position. According to Christine Storck, director of student engagement, two to six students apply...

Bill preventing guns on campus fails in Senate

Bill preventing guns on campus fails in Senate

Brad Dress, Associate Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

The Maryland Legislature failed to pass a bill in April that would have prevented students, faculty and visitors from bringing guns to campus, even if they have permits. The state Senate and House of Delegates could not agree on a Senate amendment to the bill before the 2017 legislative session ended...

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