Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures

Students enrolled in courses will adhere to the academic integrity policy outlined below and in their Student Handbook. Any violation of this policy can result in disciplinary action and may jeopardize the student’s continuation in the course and the award of academic credit.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with five fundamental values: (1) honesty, (2) trust, (3) fairness, (4) respect, and (5) responsibility. Students are to act so that they are worthy of the trust bestowed on them by teachers and peers, conduct themselves honestly, and carry out their responsibilities with honor and fairness. Cheating, plagiarism, and inappropriate collaboration are examples of a breach of academic integrity. Academic integrity includes authenticity of a student’s work. A student who adheres to high standards of academic integrity maintains that all work turned in is his or her own and is based on the knowledge and skills that he or she has acquired.

Plagiarism and Cheating

Plagiarism is copying or using ideas or words from another person, a friend or classmate, or an Internet or print source and using them as your own. Cheating on assessments or tests may take the form of copying from another student or using unauthorized materials on the exam. A student found guilty of contributing to cheating in examinations or term assignments is also subject to serious academic penalty.