POLICY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Adopted: Tuesday, March 5, 1996
Reference: Educational Programs, Student Affairs
Pearl River Community College prohibits academic misconduct.
Academic misconduct is a serious offense because it diminishes the quality of academic scholarship; defrauds society, the institution, faculty, and other students; and undermines the efforts of those who eventually depend upon the knowledge and integrity of our faculty and staff. Academic policies apply equally to students and faculty at all locations.
Academic misconduct is any activity which may compromise the integrity of PRCC. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, deceptive acts such as the following:
- Asking for or giving another student information during a test;
- Copying answers from another student’s paper or intentionally allowing someone to copy from one’s own paper during a test;
- Using materials prohibited by the instructor during a test;
- Either impersonating another student during a test or having another person assume one’s identity during a test;
- Changing answers on a previously graded test in order to have a grade revised;
- Stealing examination materials;
- Plagiarize which is copying material, either exactly or in essence, and not providing appropriate documentation;
- Copying or falsifying a laboratory or clinical project/assignment, including computer programs, in either disk or hard copy form;
- Allowing someone else to compose or rewrite a student’s assignment;
- Stealing, buying, selling, or otherwise providing research papers.
As with other violations of student conduct, academic misconduct may result in disciplinary action.