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Scholastic Honesty

K-16 Education students are expected to work independently, without direct supervision, and to conduct themselves responsibly in accordance with that freedom. To obtain the greatest benefit from their course work, and for the sake of everyone enrolled in our courses, students must demonstrate the willingness to exercise self-discipline, personal responsibility, and scholastic integrity. We expect the course work and exams that you submit for course credit to be yours and yours alone. Plagiarism and other forms of scholastic dishonesty are serious academic violations that will not be tolerated. Scholastic dishonesty encompasses, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and any act designed to give an unfair academic advantage to the student.

“Cheating” includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copying from another student’s work
  • Using materials not authorized by a testing proctor
  • Possessing materials that are not authorized by a testing proctor, such as cell phones, lessons, books, or notes
  • Knowingly using or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of a test
  • Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student without authorization during a test
  • Substituting for another person, or permitting another person to substitute for oneself, in taking a test or in completing any course-related assignment
  • Using, buying, stealing, or transporting some or all of the contents of a test, test rubric, homework answer, or computer program
  • Failing to comply with instructions given by the person administering the test

“Plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means someone else’s work and then submitting that work for credit as if it were one’s own.

“Collusion” includes, but is not limited to, unauthorized collaboration with another person in the preparation of an academic assignment offered for credit.

“Falsifying academic records” includes, but is not limited to, altering or assisting in the altering of any official record of the University.

Penalties for scholastic dishonesty on graded assignments may result in disciplinary actions up to and including failure of the course. Scholastic dishonesty in examinations will result in the failure of the course: a grade of “F” on the examination and an “F” for the course grade.

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