ITEC2120:Spring2008:Section 1 and 2:Academic Integrity

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Academic Integrity

Students may have general discussions about assignments with fellow classmates. Each student must develop his or her solution to the assignments, unless assignments are identified as team projects. Students should always be able to explain their own academic work and the process they used to complete it. You may be asked to provide this information at any time. Clearly document the sources of any and all help you receive and submit this information with all academic work.

In this class, there will be zero tolerance for dishonorable or unethical conduct. The minimum penalty for cheating is a zero on the assignment. The maximum penalty for cheating is an F in the course and referral to Dean Mundie (who may impose further penalty). Students may appeal a penalty for academic dishonesty to the Academic Dean of the School in which the course is taught (Dr. Tom Mundie) or to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (Dr. Stas Preczewski). The decision of the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs is considered to be final.

From GGC 2007-2008 Catalog, p. 17:

“Georgia Gwinnett College students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity and are expected to encourage others to do the same. Further, students are expected to take responsible action when there is reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of others. While it is not possible to list all acts of academic dishonesty, examples include:
  • Cheating: This act of dishonesty includes giving information to or taking information from other students during examinations. Cheating is also committed when students copy from unauthorized sources and/or represent some other person’s work as their own. Collaboration on out-of-class assignments or examinations is considered to be cheating if prohibited by the professor.
  • Plagiarism: This category includes copying material from unpublished or published sources, including electronic resources, and submitting that material as the student’s own work. Students are responsible for identifying the proper source and for giving credit to that source anytime that they present ideas which are not their own.
  • Collusion: This act of dishonesty includes buying or selling material which will be misrepresented as a student’s own work. In addition, students who fail to report known acts of academic dishonesty on the part of others are guilty of collusion.
  • Previously submitted material: Students must not submit work which has been or is being concurrently submitted, in whole or in part, in another class without first having received the permission of all the professors involved.
  • Misrepresentation or falsification of material: This act includes misrepresenting, fabricating, or altering academic material, such as transcripts, diplomas, grades or records, professors’ or administrators’ signatures or initials. In addition, students must not take an examination or test in the name of another student or present another student’s work as their own.
  • Misrepresentation of circumstances: Students must not misrepresent personal circumstances (e.g., illness, conflicting responsibilities, etc.) to avoid meeting academic responsibilities.”
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