When College officials award credit, degrees, and certificates, they must assume the absolute integrity of the work done by the student; therefore, it is important that students maintain the highest standard of honor in their scholastic work. Academic dishonesty shall not be condoned. When such misconduct is established as having occurred, it subjects the student to possible disciplinary actions ranging from admonition to dismissal, along with any grade penalty the instructor might, in appropriate cases, impose. Procedural safeguards of due process and appeal are available to the student in disciplinary matters. Academic dishonesty, as a general rule, involves one of the following acts:
- Cheating on an examination or quiz, including the giving, receiving, or soliciting of information and the unauthorized use of notes or other materials during the examination or quiz.
- Buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting any material purported to be the unreleased contents of a forthcoming examination, or the use of such material.
- Substituting for another person during an examination or allowing such substitution for one's self.
- Plagiarizing. This is the act of appropriating passages from the work of another individual, either word for word or in substance, and representing them as one's own work. This includes any submission of written work other than one's own.
- Colluding with another person in the preparation or editing of assignments submitted for credit, unless such collaboration has been approved in advance by the instructor.
- Knowingly furnishing false information to the College; forgery and alteration or use of College documents or instruments of identification with the intent to defraud.