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Forms of Academic Dishonesty

Forms of Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty is defined as, but not limited to, receiving or giving unauthorized assistance on a quiz, test, exam, paper or project, or unauthorized use of materials; collaborating with another person(s) without authorization on a quiz, test, exam, paper or project; taking a quiz, test or exam for someone else, or allowing someone else to do the same for you.

Cheating: Defined as receiving or giving unau­thorized assistance on a quiz, test, exam, paper or project or unauthor­ized use of materials to complete such; collaborating with another person(s) without authorization on a quiz, test, exam, paper or project; or taking a quiz, test or exam for some­one else or allowing someone else to do the same for you.

Plagiarism: Submitting work in which words, facts or ideas from another source are used without acknowledg­ing that the material is borrowed, whether from a published or unpub­lished source. For specific instruc­tions on how to document informa­tion from other sources, students should check with their instructors, academic departments or the Stu­dent Academic Support Center for reference.

Self-plagiarism:  When faculty assign papers and projects, they intend such projects to contribute to a student’s learning in the course.  A student who submits a similar paper written for another course last year is choosing not to take part in that learning activity.  While she may not be “stealing” work from someone else, she is opting out of the work assigned for this course.  Submitting your prior papers, or submitting the same paper for two different courses is therefore called “self-plagiarism.”   Students may, of course, refer to their own previous work, as long as they properly cite and document it. However, many professors will not accept re-cycled student work and may reward it the same Zero % that they give to other students who choose not to complete an assigned task.  Faculty will clearly outline their policies regarding self-plagiarism in their syllabi.   You should always seek permission from your instructor if you intend to re-cycle, submit, or even revise any paper from another course.   

Online:  Online academic integrity violations can be defined as: sharing your Falcon Online password, working on an assignment with someone else when it is supposed to be done on your own, looking at someone else’s work while taking a quiz or exam, using a cell phone to share quiz or exam information, revising a paper that was found on the Internet, or submitting a paper purchased from a website.  

Fabrication: Listing sources in a bibliography that one did not actually use in a written assignment, or presenting false, invented or fictitious data/in­formation in a written assignment.

Other Academic Misconduct: Other academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • In a testing situation, conduct, such as, looking at a classmate’s test, talking to a classmate or leaving the classroom without the instructor’s or test proctor’s permis­sion, using cell phones or text messages.
  • Obtaining by theft/purchase OR selling/giving part or all of a test.
  • Altering or attempting to alter academic records of the College which relate to grades; being an accessory to same.
  • Use of unauthorized materials or electronic devices during testing in any of the college Assessment Centers or College approved off-campus testing locations.
  • Violation of copyright laws and/or unapproved use of intellectual property. 


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