"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
- Definition of plagiarism: Plagiarism is the appropriation of language, thoughts or ideas of another author and claiming that as one’s own. Plagiarism is work not produced by the student, or work that does not credit borrowings from the original source(s).
- Definition of cheating: Cheating can be, but is not limited to, a student using electronic technology, notes or other written materials not permitted by the instructor; looking at other students’ papers without the instructor’s permission; requesting answers from other students; or working with other students when independent work is required. Situations where cheating may occur are during tests, exams, quizzes or other similar methods of evaluation.
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.