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1 Academic Responsibility

2 Students: You alone are responsible for your learning; no one else can learn for you.  You are also responsible for your own behavior and attitude. Moreover, you are responsible for attending class on time and participating fully. No one can make you dishonest, that’s your choice.

3 Teachers and schools: Are responsible for providing an environment in which students are able to learn.  High academic and behavioral standards shall be maintained.  An atmosphere of trust and caring will be promoted at all times. The tools and opportunities to succeed are provided; its your choice to take advantage

4 Academic dishonesty: Defined as cheating of any kind
misrepresenting one's own work taking credit for the work of others without crediting them and without appropriate authorization and the fabrication of information.

5 Common examples of academically dishonest behavior include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Cheating – intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials to improve one's grade (for example, from another student, off the internet); copying from another student's work submitting same work for an assignment in more than one class without prior permission of both instructors representing material prepared by another as one's own work inappropriate test taking conduct violating rules of academic conduct relating to this course.

6 More… 2. Fabrication - intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any data, information, or citation in an academic exercise. 3. Plagiarism of Intellectual Property - intentionally representing the words, ideas, or sequences of ideas of another, as one's own in any academic exercise; failure to attribute any of the following: quotations, paraphrases, or borrowed information from another student, internet, etc.

7 More… 4. Falsification and forgery - knowingly making a false statement, concealing material information or forging another's signature.  5. Facilitating academic dishonesty - intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another  student to commit an act of academic dishonesty. 6. Use of cellular phones (photos, text messaging, etc) during exams- the use of any electronic device such as (but not limited to) a cellular phone, flash memory device, etc  for any reason will result in a zero on that test.

8 Cheating TEACHERS CAN TELL IF YOU COPY/PASTE FROM WIKIPEDIA as well as other sites Teachers can tell if you use very technical language that is well above language you have previously demonstrated Teachers know about as well as other sites Its still considered plagiarism if you just scramble the order of words and drop in a few synonyms. You can work together but each document should be written in your own style. Be honest if you need help. Just ask! It’s what we’re paid to do, after all.

9 Cheating continued Teachers know about using: Water bottle labels
Gum wrappers Bottoms of shoes Graphing calculators Notes on your arms, hands, legs Passing info to other classes (even on pencils) Signaling by coughing, scratching, tapping etc… This is not a competition to dream up new ways to cheat

10 Honesty is appreciated and treasured
if you are frustrated and can’t figure out an assignment; STOP, me and come in for help (please not the night before) If you know of cheating then you are obligated to tell your peers to stop if they don’t…not letting the teacher know makes you an accomplice after the fact Letting someone cheat off of you (assignments, tests) makes you an accomplice and you are equally guilty of academic dishonesty

11 Any Questions? You will now take a clicker test to measure academic integrity

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