Academic Dishonesty/Cheating/Plagiarism

 Your success in meeting your academic goals is of utmost importance to the college.  Therefore, it is important that you are aware of a policy the college has designed to nurture academic honesty.  We wish to provide a sound learning environment for you as you carry out your responsibilities in the classroom and on the campus of University. 

An important part of University's central mission is teaching and learning with a basic conviction that individuals be given the opportunity to discover and develop their talents and unique potentials.  The college is committed to upholding rigorous and fair standards of student achievement.  The spirit of education goes beyond teaching and learning of subject matter and technical skills:  Ethical values are an implicit component of that spirit.  Academic integrity is a common goal, approached through understanding, cooperation and mutual respect among all members of the college community.

All students are required to exhibit academic honest in all academic exercises and assignments.  An incident of academic dishonesty occurs when a student commits any of the following acts:

  • CHEATING:  intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise.  The phrase �academic exercise� includes all forms of work submitted for credit or hours.
  • FABRICATION:  intentional or unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise.
  • FACILITATING ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:  intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate any provision of the institutional policy on academic dishonesty.
  • PLAGIARISM:  the deliberate adoption or reproduction of ideas or works or statements of another person(s) as one's own, without acknowledgement.