A core value of an institution that seeks to maintain high moral and ethical standards is the intolerance of academic dishonesty in any form. In presenting a code of conduct based on individual integrity and ethics, we aim to create a vision of what we would like our community to be.
- Cheating. The willful giving or receiving of an unauthorized, dishonest, or unscrupulous advantage in academic work. Cheating includes but is not limited to, the following: frauds, duress, deception, theft, talking, signs, gestures, copying from another student, unauthorized collaboration, and unauthorized use of study aids, memoranda, books, electronic programs, data, or other information.
- Plagiarism. Presenting as one’s own words the work or the opinions of someone else without prior acknowledgement, including the misuse of published material, electronic material, and/or the work of other students.
If a student cheats or plagiarizes, s/he will receive a zero for the entire assignment and will not qualify for makeup of the assignment subject to the teacher’s discretion. If the student cheats or plagiarizes a second time, s/he may receive a Drop F from the class. If multiple offenses occur during the school year, throughout the student’s schedule, s/he will be dealt with accordingly. After due process, the site administration reserves the right to assign additional penalties based on the severity of the offense up to and including suspension or expulsion.
In order to prevent misunderstandings, at the beginning of each course, the teacher will clarify what constitutes a violation of the Honor Code in his/her class.
I understand that the consequences for committing Academic Dishonesty can include a failing grade for the assignment with no opportunity for make-up, failure in the class as a whole and possible removal from the course in extreme/repeat offenses.
Note: Adapted from the George Mason University Honor Code