Prohibited Academic Misconduct
Students submit academic exercises for a grade, for credit, or for completion of course/program requirements. Academic exercises include, but are not limited to: assignments, quizzes, exams, papers, essays, research, lab reports, and similar work.
The College prohibits all academic misconduct, which includes, but is not limited to:
Dishonesty in an academic exercise, including unauthorized use of textbooks, notes, mobile devices, or other sources. Examples:
- Contract cheating by using a third party to complete an academic exercise.
- Copying another student’s work, including lab notes, mathematical equations, or computer coding for an academic exercise.
- Obtaining, distributing, and/or using test/quiz/exam questions/answers without instructor authorization.
- Earning credit for a group project when you did not contribute to the work.
- Tampering with online proctoring software.
Using another’s words or ideas without crediting the source; or presenting another’s work as your own. Examples:
- Copying another’s words without the use of quotation marks, in-text citations and/or a list of sources used in a research project.
- Inventing citations for a research project.
- Using paraphrasing software to plagiarize another person’s work.
- Submitting the work of another as if it were the student’s own.
- Submitting a project researched by someone else.
- Submitting the same work for credit to two or more instructors without advance permission from the current instructor(s).
Intentionally helping a student(s) commit an act of academic misconduct. Examples:
- Allowing another student to copy your work on an academic exercise.
- Collaborating on an independent academic exercise if contrary to stated guidelines for the exercise or course.
- Giving another student credit for a group project when they did not contribute to the work.
- Selling or offering to sell inappropriate assistance in the preparation, research, or writing of an academic exercise.
- Posing as another person to complete an academic exercise or course.
The forgery of information or documents, or the misrepresentation of a student identity to affect an academic exercise, grade, etc. Examples:
- Lying about the reason for a class absence or the inability to complete an academic exercise by the due date.
- Altering attendance records or hours for a course or program.
- Altering or fabricating laboratory data or results.
- Forgery or alteration of any college document, record, or identification, including signatures.
- Having another person complete an academic exercise or course for you, including online courses.