Academic Responsibility

Academic Responsibility
 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.
Teachers and schools:
Are responsible for providing an
environment in which students are able to
 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
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.
Common examples of academically dishonest
behavior include, but are not limited to, the
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
representing material prepared by another as
one's own work
inappropriate test taking conduct
violating rules of academic conduct relating to
this course.
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.
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
 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.
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
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.
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
is appreciated and treasured
 if you are frustrated and can’t figure out
an assignment; STOP, email 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
Any Questions?
You will now take a clicker test to
measure academic integrity