Academic Dishonesty

Cheating in any form is forbidden. The college defines cheating as several acts: plagiarism; the use of unauthorized materials, information or study aids in any academic exercise; falsification of college records; unauthorized possession of examinations; and any other action that may improperly affect the evaluation of a student's academic achievement or performance and the unauthorized assistance of others in any such act.

When an instructor or administrator charges a student with academic dishonesty deserving sanction, the instructor or administrator shall determine a grade sanction. Instructors who report students for academic dishonesty must provide essential details of the incident in writing to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs within ten days of discovery of the incident. The student and instructor will be notified in writing of the sanction by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In addition, the administration reserves the right to levy an additional sanction on any student who cheats. This sanction can extend to suspending the student from class or permanently dismissing him or her from the college. Students recommended for suspension or dismissal will be notified by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and will be given the opportunity to be heard by an academic appeals committee before a sanction is imposed.