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Academic Integrity

Violations of the Code for Academic Dishonesty, Cheating and Plagiarism

From RVCC Student Code of Conduct

Raritan Valley Community College requires independent, honest work on the part of its students,
and students are expected to conduct themselves with scholarly integrity. Each confirmed incident
of academic dishonesty, cheating or plagiarism must be reported by the faculty member, in writing,
to the Dean of Academic Affairs. Violations of academic dishonesty and cheating include, but are
not limited to:

  1. Copying graded homework assignments from another student.
  2. Working together on an assignment without being authorized by the faculty member to do so.
  3. Looking at another student’s paper during an exam.
  4. Copying another student’s computer program or class project and submitting it as one’s own.
  5. Stealing or borrowing all or part of an exam’s questions or answers.
  6. Entering a computer file without authorization.
  7. Giving someone answers to exam question while the exam is being given.
  8. Giving or selling a term paper, report, drawing, or computer program to another student for submission to the faculty member.
  9. Deceiving a faculty member to improve one’s grade.
  10. Falsifying data or a source of information.
  11. Use of any technology to gain access to test answers, test questions or prohibited materials such as notes, online databases and websites during a test.
  12. Submitting work for a grade that was executed in another class or previous semester without the instructor’s permission.

Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:

  1. Copying answers from a textbook to submit for a grade.
  2. Quoting text or other works without citation when requested by the faculty member to present one’s own work.
  3. Submitting a paper or essay obtained from a term paper service or taken from the Internet.
  4. Submitting a paper or report written by another student, a spouse, or a colleague as one’s own.
  5. Submitting another student’s project, essay, research paper, or computer program as one’s own.
  6. Submitting a paper wholly or in substantial part using the exact phrasing of source material.
  7. Submitting a paper closely paraphrased from source material, where the original source material is simply edited with perhaps minor word changes occurring.
  8. Submitting a paper closely paraphrased from source material, splicing together sentences from scattered segments of the original.‚Äč

Read the full Code of Student Conduct. See page 38.