Academic dishonesty defrauds all those who depend upon the integrity of the College, its courses and its degrees and certificates. The college community has the responsibility to make every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct.
Academic dishonesty occurs when a student attempts to show possession of a level of knowledge or skill that he or she does not possess. The two most common kinds of academic dishonesty are “cheating’’ and “plagiarism.’’ Cheating is the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain academic work through the use of dishonest, deceptive, or fraudulent acts. Plagiarism is representing the work of someone else as his/her own and submitting it to fulfill academic requirements.
It is the student’s responsibility to know what constitutes academic dishonesty. If a student is unclear about a specific situation, he/she should speak to the professor. The following list includes, but is not limited to, some of the activities which exemplify academic dishonesty:
Other specific examples of academic dishonesty:
Consequences of Academic Dishonesty:
Academic and student disciplinary sanctions may be applied in cases of academic dishonesty. Depending on the seriousness of the infraction, you may:
Under the standards of Academic Sanctions and Disciplinary Sanctions, you may be subject to:
The Dean of Enrollment Services/Disciplinary Officer maintains a record of students who have engaged in academic dishonesty. This information is used to identify and discipline students who have been reported for academic dishonesty more than once.
In all instances, a student who has been subject to an academic or disciplinary sanction has the right to appeal the decision of the professor or administrator in accordance with established College due process procedures. Refer to Student Grievance and Appeals Policy in the Student Handbook.