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Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs provides an academic

leadership support system for the delivery

of on-campus and off-campus instruction of

the highest quality. The mission of Academic

Affairs at Lake Region State College

encompasses leadership, management,

support and informational services that

include the following functions: Computer

Services, Community Education, TrainND,

Distance and Outreach Education, Academic

Skills Center, Adult Basic Education and

Library/Media Services.

In addition, Academic Affairs provides

leadership and support for course

development and delivery, provides

assistance to faculty in their effort to deliver

instruction, procures outside resources and

recognition for faculty and students, delivers

community and inter-institutional courses,

maintains institutional computer networks

and systems, provides for the professional

development of faculty and staff, and

manages institutional records and reporting


Statement of Purposes:

Promote instructional excellence in all


Sustain quality educational standards

Facilitate and deliver courses and

programs via appropriate alternative


Provide adequate learning resources,

physical environment, and equipment

Serve as a resource center for the


Offer a broad range of relevant remedial

and developmental programs

Maintain an environment that promotes

logical reasoning and creative thinking

Deliver customized workforce training in

the region

Identify highly-qualified instructors and


Enhance learning through the effective

use of technology



Plagiarism is using someone else’s work

in part or whole and passing it off as the

student’s own whether intentionally or not


• Using exact words or phrases without

citing the source

• Buying a paper from an online source or

a person

• Using a paper someone else has done

either for you specifically or for another


• Without documenting the source,

modifying the information or combining

the information from more than one

source to make it appear original

3. Collusion is the unauthorized collaboration

with another person in preparing any

academic work offered for credit.

4. Fabrication is falsifying data, research,

sources, statistics, as well as information or


• Citing a statistic from a source without

being sure if the numbers are correct

• Combining sources but claiming only

one of the sources

• Forging of signatures on any form

requiring another person’s verification

• Misrepresenting situations such as

• claiming a member was present on

a group project when he or she was

absent or left early

• claiming you handed in work,

implying the teacher lost it or the LMS

didn’t accept it

• claiming a family event, illness,

emergency or funeral when, in fact,

there is none

Consequences -

Instructors have the

authority to determine how an incident of

scholastic dishonesty will affect a student’s

grade. Situations may differ in severity and

consequences as determined by individual


If a student has an academic grievance, the

grievance must be submitted in writing by

following the appeals procedure found in

policy 800.31.