Academic Dishonesty• Cheating, which is defined as the giving or taking of any information or material with the intent of wrongfully aiding one’s self or another in academic work considered in the determination of course grade or the outcome of a standardized test.• Plagiarism, which is defined as the act of stealing or passing off as one’s own work the words, ideas or conclusions of another as if the work submitted were the product of one’s own thinking rather than an idea or product derived from another source.• Any other form of inappropriate behavior which may include but is not limited to: falsifying records or data, lying, unauthorized copying, tampering, abusing or otherwise unethically using computer or other stored information, and any other act or misconduct which may reasonably be deemed to be a part of this heading.
Actions for Student Misconduct1.Verbally warn the student that continuation or repetition of misconduct of this nature may be cause for further disciplinary action.2.Require the student to retake the test or rewrite the assignment.3.Require the student to withdraw from the course.4.Fail the student for the assignment.5.Fail the student for the course.6.Refer the student(s) to the campus dean of student success for possible suspension or dismissal.
Students with DisabilitiesHelpful information for your class
Categories• Chronic systemic conditions • Mobility impairments range affect one or more of the systems of the body and include conditions such from very limited stamina to as cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and HIV- paralysis of the lower or upper AIDS. extremities and may include conditions such as arthritis, back• Hearing disabilities can range from disorders, cerebral palsy, spinal students who have difficulty hearing, cord injuries, and neuromuscular have lost hearing in one ear, or are disorders. completely deaf. • Psychiatric disabilities refer to• Learning disabilities refers to a diagnosis of a mental disorder significant difficulties in the from a licensed professional and acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, may include conditions such as and/or mathematical abilities, with depression, bipolar disorder, the presence of at least average anxiety disorder, and intelligence. This includes conditions schizophrenia. such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, and can be extended to include attention deficit disorder. • Vision disabilities include low vision, total blindness, and partial sight such as impaired field of vision.
Examples of AccommodationsThe following adaptive equipment is available for loanthrough the College OSSD.• Tape recorders• Assistive Listening Devices and FM Systems• Dictionary Spell-checkers• Talking dictionary spell-checkers• Calculators• Talking calculators• Specialized keyboards• Victor Readers (used with audio books)• Magnifiers
PlagiarismHelpful information for your class
What is Plagiarism?According to the Merriam-Webster OnlineDictionary, to "plagiarize" means:• to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as ones own• to use (anothers production) without crediting the source• to commit literary theft• to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
Facts about PlagiarismHere are some recent findings regarding plagiarism:• A study by The Center for Academic Integrity found that almost 80% of college students admit to cheating at least once.• According to a survey by the Psychological Record 36% of undergraduates have admitted to plagiarizing written material.• A poll conducted by US News and World Reports found that 90% of students believe that cheaters are either never caught or have never been appropriately disciplined.