Academic Honesty

1.  Plagiarism and academic cheating are serious offenses. A faculty member may take action against any student who is suspected of plagiarism or academic cheating. The action taken may be the awarding of a failing grade on the assignment in question or withdrawal from the course with the assignment of an Early F. A student who disputes the allegation of plagiarism or academic cheating may discuss the situation with the faculty member. If the student does not reach resolution after discussion with the faculty member, the student may discuss the situation with appropriate academic officers beginning with the department head and the appropriate dean.

2.  Plagiarism involves presenting the work, words, or ideas of another student or writer without proper citation, even if unintentionally. Presenting someone else’s work as your own, even if in your own words is plagiarism. It is plagiarism if the work you present is derived from the work of any other person, including, among others, any other student or College faculty member. It is plagiarism if the work you present is derived from any work, including among other things, any work of a literary, musical, dramatic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, motion picture, sound recording, audiovisual or architectural nature, and regardless of the medium in which it is fixed, whether written, stored electronically, or in any other form by which it can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. Presenting plagiarized work as your own may also constitute infringement under Federal copyright laws (Title 17 U.S.C.).