Academic honesty is a core principle of learning and scholarship.  When you violate this principle, you cheat yourself of the confidence that comes from knowing you have mastered the targeted skills, knowledge and core abilities.

All members of the learning community share an interest in protecting the value, integrity, and credibility of the outcomes of this learning experience. Since we value acting responsibly and demonstrating integrity, please avoid the following behaviors as they will negatively impact your success in this course:

  • Plagiarism - presenting someone else's words, ideas, or data as your own work.
  • Fabrication - using invented information or the falsifying research or other findings.
  • Misusing copyrighted materials
  • Cheating - misleading others to believe you have mastered competencies or other learning outcomes that you have not mastered. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Copying from another learner's work
    • Allowing another learner to copy from your work
    • Using resource materials or information to complete an assessment without permission from your instructor
    • Collaborating on an assessment (graded assignment or test) without permission from the instructor
    • Taking a test for someone else or permitting someone else to take a test for you
  • Academic Misconduct - other academically dishonest acts such as tampering with grades, taking part in obtaining or distributing any part of an assessment, or selling or buying products such as papers, research, projects or other artifacts that document achievement of learning outcomes.

Disciplinary action may include failure of the course and other actions by the College.