Types of Academic Dishonesty

Type of Academic Dishonesty  Typical Range of Sanctions for violator with no prior record of Academic Integrity Violations**

Cheating: Using or providing unauthorized assistance to gain or promote an unfair advantage. Examples include (a) collaborating with others to complete a course assignment when assistance is inappropriate, and (b) bringing and/or accessing illicit information during a testing situation.

Reduced grade on assignment / exam / quiz Zero on assignment / exam / quiz
Final course grade reduced by one letter grade Course failure—theory component

Deliberate Plagiarism: intentionally claiming the words or ideas of another as one’s own without attempting to give credit to the originator of the words or ideas, thereby implying the words or ideas are one’s own. An example of deliberate plagiarism is cutting and pasting content from an internet website without attempting to identify the words were written by someone else.

Revise / repeat the assignment
Reduced grade on assignment / exam / quiz Zero on assignment / exam / quiz
Final course grade reduced by one letter grade Course failure—theory component

Negligent Plagiarism: A pattern of failure to properly credit sources in a written or oral assignment, due to inexperience with writing academic papers or making professional presentations. Citing a source without using quotation marks for a direct quote is an example of negligent plagiarism.

A first-time occurrence of negligent plagiarism is not considered an academic integrity violation; rather, it is an opportunity for learning and remediation which will involve mandatory completion of an individualized plan of success for the student. Courses with a primary focus of teaching basic academic writing and formatting skills are exempt.

Individualized plans for success must be completed within the time frame determined by faculty. A copy of the plan will be provided to the Provost. Failure to complete the plan for success may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the College.

Any subsequent occurrence of plagiarism by the student with a prior record of negligent plagiarism, will be considered deliberate plagiarism, and will be addressed as an academic integrity violation.

Fabrication / Falsification (classroom or clinical): reporting or recording false information, or omitting required information. Examples include (a) documenting medications or treatments were administered or performed when they were not, (b) recording observations of clients that were not made, (c) failing to report an incident/occurrence, such as a medication error, and (d) falsely reporting participation in clinical or other activities.

Zero on assignment / exam / quiz Unsatisfactory in weekly clinical evaluation Final course grade reduced by one letter grade Course failure—theory component
Course failure—clinical component Suspension Expulsion / Dismissal

Repeat occurrences of academic integrity violation by an individual student as indicated in the Academic Integrity Violation Database maintained by the Provost, regardless of the type of violation, will result in escalating sanctions, which may include dismissal from the College.

Chart of Academic Dishonesty