The following are guidelines on cheating. The list itself is not meant to limit the definition of academic dishonesty. Items not on the list could constitute academic dishonesty.
When taking an examination, unauthorized looking at, procuring or sharing information from any unauthorized sources.
Unauthorized acquisition, reading or knowledge of test questions prior to the testing date and time; changing any portion of a returned, graded test or report and resubmitting it as original work to be regarded; or presenting the work of another as ones own.
Representation of expression or ideas from either published or unpublished work(s) as students own. This also includes copying software and the violation of copyright laws.
- Furnishing false information:
Forgery, falsification, alteration, or misuse of college documents, records, or identification in class or laboratory situations.
- Common Examples of Academic Dishonesty-(Non-inclusive):
Copying answers from another student during in-class examinations. Turning in a report, term paper, or other assignment which has not been written by the student. The use of notes, books, dictionaries, or other references during an examination that are not authorized by the instructor. Signing an attendance sheet for another student not present in class.
- Consequences of Cheating:
A faculty member can give a student a failing grade on the specific exam or assignment on which the student was caught cheating, because the student’s demonstrated proficiency on that exam or assignment has been compromised. Additionally, that grade can be factored into the student's overall grade. However, under current Board policy, a faculty member may not fail a student in a course as a form of discipline for cheating. Other penalties for violations of the Student Code of Conduct may be imposed by the Vice-President of Student Services.
- Repeated Violations: In the case of repeated violations or violations in deliberate disregard to the specific warning, a student will be subject to progressive discipline that could result in more serious sanctions. Violations of the Student Code of Conduct Board Rule 9803 are subject to any of the following types of disciplinary actions:
- Restitution charges for damaged or misappropriated property
- Disciplinary Probation
- Disciplinary Suspension
- Expulsion from the college.
- Reporting Violations: When an alleged incident of academic dishonesty occurs, the faculty member may take the following steps to report the incident:
- Inform the student and the Department Chair of the alleged violation and the action
- Complete the SD5 form (Student Discipline) and submit it with documentation to the Vice President of Student Services.
- The Vice-President of Student Services will investigate the allegations and recommend any appropriate disciplinary actions, beyond any actions taken by the faculty member specific to course grading.