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Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

DefinedAcademic Integrity Policy graphic created by Kirsti Dyer

Academic Integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship. Professors have to obey rules of honest scholarship as do students.
Academic integrity means understanding and respecting the basic truths, without which no college can exist.
Academic misconduct, "cheating." is not just "against the rules."

It violates the assumptions at the heart of all learning.It destroys the mutual trust and respect that should exist between student and professor.It is unfair to students who earn their grades honestly.

Maintaining Academic Integrity

All faculty, administrators and some staff share the original jurisdiction for conduct violations in the areas of academic integrity.
Each faculty member is encouraged to include in his or her introduction to the course a statement of the applications of the Academic Integrity Policy within his or her course as well as a statement notifying students that violations of the Academic Integrity Policy will be reported.

Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy include:

Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or study aids in any academic exercise; misrepresenting or non-reporting of pertinent information in all forms of work submitted for credit or hours.

Facilitating Academic Dishonesty

Intentionally or knowingly helping, or attempting to help, another to violate a provision of the institutional code of academic integrity.


The deliberate adoption or reproduction of ideas, words or statements of another person as one's own, without acknowledgment. This includes all group work and written assignments.


Consequences for violation of the Academic Integrity Policy may range from partial credit to no credit on a examination or assignment.

Academic Dishonesty Notification forms

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