"The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) defines academic integrity as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility."
International Center for Academic Integrity. (2010). In International Center for Academic Integrity: Fundamental Values Project. Retrieved December 31, 2011, from http://www.academicintegrity.org/fundamental_values_project/index.php
According to Davis in Cheating in School, academic integrity also involves courage:
The courage not to cheat, the courage to confront a friend or colleague who cheats, and the courage to confront instructors, the dean, or the Board of Trustees if they do not take cheating seriously (p. 193).
Davis writes, "For teachers and faculty, student academic integrity becomes an extension of their professionalism. For students, their academic integrity is a sign of respect for their teachers and confidence that their peers will not try to gain unfair advantage by cheating" (p.191).
Davis, S. F., Drinan, P. F., & Gallant, T. B. (2009). Cheating in School: What We Know and What We Can Do. West Sussex, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell.
"There is no correlation between success and cheating; cheaters do not perform better on exams" (p. 9).
Houston, J.P. (1986). Survey corroboration of experimental findings on classroom cheating behavior. College Student Journal 20, p. 168-173. Reported in Dowd, S. (1992). Academic Integrity: A Review and Case Study. Retrieved December 31, 2011, from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED349060.pdf.
"DISHONESTY – ACADEMIC
The college considers academic honesty to be essential to all academic performance. Instances of academic
dishonesty will be treated as serious offenses of the Student Code of Conduct. Students involved in activities such
as cheating and/or plagiarism will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. 107
When the instructor has sufficient evidence of cheating or plagiarism, the instructor may impose disciplinary
actions such as assigning a failing grade to the student’s assignment, quiz, paper or test. If the plagiarism or
cheating involves major course work such as plagiarizing a research paper or cheating on a final exam, the
instructor may fail the student in the course."
St. Clair County Community College Catalog 2014-2015., 2014. Web. 26 June 2014.