2019-2020 Catalog

Academic Misconduct

Breaking the Code of Academic Integrity violates the trust of the larger academic community and, therefore, undermines the open learning environment of the college. Broad categories of misconduct may include:

  • misrepresenting his or her work,
  • fraudulently or unfairly advancing his or her academic position,
  • being a party to another student’s failure to maintain academic integrity,
  • and violating the principles of academic integrity in any other manner (adapted from Cornell University, Code of Academic Integrity).

Acts of Dishonesty include but are not limited to:

A) Cheating which includes, but is not limited to:

i) use of any unauthorized assistance, resources, materials or electronic/cellular devices with or without photographic capability in taking quizzes, tests or examinations;

ii) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments;

iii) the acquisition, without permission, of a test or other academic material belonging to Moraine Valley Community College, to any department, or to any staff;

iv) reuse of work from another class without instructor approval.

B) Plagiarism which includes, but is not limited to:

i) purposeful use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without acknowledgment;

ii) unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person;

iii) use of an agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials;

iv) reuse of previously written work without proper attribution and instructor approval.