1. Academic Dishonesty

Any initial act of Academic Dishonesty will be handled through the course syllabus by the faculty member and the Academic Dean. Any student who is found to have engaged in a repeated act of Academic Dishonesty (in a different course then the original act and regardless of the term), or an act of Academic Dishonesty that involves other students, will be considered in violation of the Student Code of Conduct. The student will be referred to the Dean of Student Services or designee for review. This may result in consequences ranging from disciplinary probation or suspension, up to and includes dismissal from the college.

WARNING: STUDENTS MAY NOT WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS TO AVOID A FAILING GRADE RECEIVED AS A RESULT OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY OR ANY SUBSTANTIATED ACCUSATION OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY.

Academic dishonesty including, but is not limited to, unauthorized use of aids, cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, or facilitating academic dishonesty in the classroom or other college environments, as defined below:

1a. Plagiarism - Taking the words or specific substance of another and either copying or paraphrasing the work without giving credit to the source. Submitting a term paper, examination or other work written by someone else. Submitting the same term paper, slightly altered paper, other work, or examination, for more than one course, whether in the same term or another term. This is self-plagiarism. Failure to give credit in a footnote for ideas, statements of facts or conclusions derived by another. Failure to use quotation marks when quoting directly from another person, whether it is a paragraph, a sentence or even a part thereof. Similar and extended paraphrasing of another. For more information to help you understand and recognize plagiarism, please refer to the Library Guide.

1b. Cheating - Using unauthorized notes, study aids, or information from another student or student’s paper on an in-class examination; altering a graded work after it has been returned, then submitting the work for regrading; and allowing another person to do one’s work and to submit the work under one’s own name or otherwise not following the rules or instruction to gain an advantage. Unauthorized collaboration, the sharing of work or knowledge specific to the completion of a project, quiz, or examination without the permission or knowledge of the instructor, is also cheating. This includes collaboration on individual assignments using technology in all courses modes or sharing of assignment-specific information (such as quiz questions) with students in other sections of the same course.

1c. Fabrication - Presenting data in a piece of work not gathered in accordance with guidelines defining the appropriate methods for collecting or generating data and failing to include a substantially accurate account of the method by which the data were generated or collected.

1d. Aiding and Abetting Dishonesty - Providing material or information to another person with knowledge that these materials or information will be used improperly pursuant to 877.17, Fla. Stat. (2011).