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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Academic Dishonesty

Honesty is the solid foundation of good academic work.


                                                                                           Red text box that reads, "I would prefer to fail with honor than to win by cheating" Sophocles

Why is academic integrity important?

In academic work, students are expected to submit materials that belong to them and to include attribution for any ideas or language that are not their own.

Examples of dishonest conduct include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheating including giving and receiving information in examinations or theft of or unauthorized access to an exam, answer key, or other graded work from previous course offerings
  • Falsification of data, results or sources
  • Collusion, such as working with another person when independent work is assigned.
  • Plagiarism
  • Submitting the same paper or report for assignments in more than one course without permission (self-plagiarism)
  •  Using any device, implement, or other forms of study aid during an examination, quiz, laboratory experiment, or any other academic exercise without the faculty member's permission.
  • Use of an alternate, stand-in or proxy during an examination.
  • Using false statements to obtain additional time or other accommodation.
  • Misrepresenting facts (e.g., providing false information to postpone an exam, obtain an extended deadline for an assignment, or even gain an unearned financial benefit).
  • Begging.
  • Any other acts (or attempted acts) that violate the basic standard of academic integrity.
  • Falsifying or inventing any information, citation, or data; involvement in actions unbecoming to students in good standing or potentially damaging to the College reputation or that of the members of its academic community of students and scholars.