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Faculty Statement on Academic Integrity

-- as approved by the faculty.

Students are responsible for proper conduct and integrity in all of their scholastic work. They must follow a professor's instructions when completing tests, homework, and laboratory reports, and must ask for clarification if the instructions are not clear. In general, students should not give or receive aid when taking exams, or exceed the time limitations specified by the professor. In seeking the truth, in learning to think critically, and in preparing for a life of constructive service, honesty is imperative. Honesty in the classroom and in the preparation of papers is therefore expected of all students. Each student has the responsibility to submit work that is uniquely his or her own. All of this work must be done in accordance with established principles of academic integrity.

1. Acts of Academic Dishonesty (Cheating). Specific violations of this responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

Copying, offering and/or receiving unauthorized assistance or information in examinations, tests, quizzes; in the writing of reports, assigned papers, or special assignments, as in computer programming; and in the preparation of creative works (i.e. music, studio work, art).

The fabrication or falsification of data, results, or sources for papers or reports.

The use of unauthorized materials and/or persons during testing.

The unauthorized possession of tests or examinations.

The physical theft, duplication, unauthorized distribution, use or sale of tests, examinations, papers, or computer programs.

Any action which destroys or alters the work of another student.

Tampering with grades, grade books or otherwise attempting to alter grades assigned by the instructor.

The multiple submission of the same paper or report for assignments in more than one course without the prior written permission of each instructor.

2. Plagiarism

If a student represents “another person's ideas or scholarship as his/her own,” that student is committing an act of plagiarism

The most common form of plagiarism among college students is the unintentional use of others' published ideas in their own work, and representing these ideas as their own by neglecting to acknowledge the sources of such materials.

Students are expected to cite all sources used in the preparation of written work, including examinations.






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