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teams and clubs. They also apply when off campus in connection with internships, academic

activities and any activity sponsored or authorized by Lake Region State College. Lake Region

State College will also hold students accountable for behavior that occurs off campus when

an offense threatens the safety or security of any individual or institution.

01. Scholastic Dishonesty: Academic Integrity is intellectual honesty, responsibility, and

ethical behavior in scholastic conduct from use of information to actions in a classroom. It is

the guide for the “pursuit of knowledge and understanding within a community of inquiry”

(American University).

The following are examples of academic dishonesty:

a. Cheating is receiving or sending, or attempting to receive or send information,

answers, data, etc. not otherwise permitted by the instructor.

• Receiving, sharing, or transmitting information before or during an exam to

someone who will be or is taking the exam

• Looking at another student’s test during an exam or allowing another

students to look at your exam

• Copying from another student’s test or homework assignment with or without

the other student’s permission

• Working with another student on a test or an assignment without


• Using unauthorized material (texts, calculators, smart phones, paper,

websites, notes on computer)to obtain answers or information for a test

• Using passwords or electronic signatures of other individuals for any reasons,

including to take a test for another person

• Sharing answers for an assignment

b. Plagiarism is using someone else’s work in part or whole and passing it off as the

student’s own whether intentionally or not intentionally.

• 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 frommore than one source to make it appear original

c. Collusion is the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing any

academic work offered for credit.

d. Fabrication is falsifying data, research, sources, statistics, as well as information

or verification.

• 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