Academic Dishonesty

As a member in an academic community, students at Cedar Valley College are expected to exhibit a high level of honesty and integrity in their pursuit of higher education, be mature, be self-directed and be able to manage their own affairs.

Students who are unwilling to abide by these basic expectations will find themselves facing academic and/or disciplinary sanctions. Students are expected to share in the responsibility and authority with faculty and staff to challenge and make known acts that violate the Cedar Valley College Code of Conduct.

According to the Student Code of Conduct, The following are violations of Academic misconduct: Cheating, Plagiarism, and Collusion.

  1. Cheating: Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, notes, study aids or other devices or materials in any academic exercise to give an unfair advantage to the student. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    1. All forms of academic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, plagiarism, and collusion.
    2. Copying from another student’s paper.
    3. Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.
    4. Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student, technological aid, or electronic resource during a test without permission from the test administrator.
    5. Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test.
    6. The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the unadministered test.
    7. Substituting for another student or permitting another student to substitute for one’s self, to take a test.
    8. Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test.
  2. Plagiarism: Shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one’s own written work.
  3. Collusion: Shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements.