The following information is of importance to CRC faculty and students for ensuring a positive learning environment in the classroom.
General Expectations of Student Behavior
As members of the CRC community, we are entitled to, and responsible for, creating a campus climate that supports excellence in teaching and learning, personal growth and development, and an atmosphere that is safe for, and respectful to, all students, faculty, and staff. Every member of our community must abide by guidelines, regulations, and agreements. Students are a vital part of the college and are expected to abide by guidelines, regulations, laws, and agreements. The college has expectations and standards for appropriate student behavior, often considered “common courtesies.” They include, but are not limited to:
Students may be referred to the Student Discipline Officer for a number of reasons, including continued disruptive behavior, profanity, or other behaviors that impede the teaching and learning process in the classroom or on campus. Students will be notified of the referral and may receive a warning notice or be scheduled for a discipline meeting. Students are entitled to due process, including a hearing and an appeal process. Students who have questions regarding the student discipline process or regulations may contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Services.
CRC values academic integrity (honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility). It recognizes that individuals can achieve their maximum potential and contribute appropriately to the well-being of the larger community only if they recognize the ethical dimensions of decisions and actions. The college assumes all members of the academic community will exhibit academic integrity supporting student access, academic quality, academic rigor, innovation and collegiality.
Definition of Plagiarism
Plagiarism is defined as representing the words, ideas, or work of another as one’s own in any academic exercise. Plagiarism consists of taking the words or substance of another work and either copying or paraphrasing without giving credit to the source. Plagiarism is applicable to written, oral, and artistic work. The following examples are only some of the many forms plagiarism may take:
Definition of Cheating
Cheating is the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for academic work through the use of dishonest, deceptive, or fraudulent means. The following are only some of the many forms cheating may take:
Current college policies prohibit dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the college. CRC’s recommended discipline process with regard to plagiarism and cheating is available from the Student Discipline Officer. Course syllabi should reference the process.
Probation, suspension or expulsions are courses of action that may be determined by the Student Discipline Officer, in accordance with Los Rios Community College District policy.
CRC's Honor Code serves as a bridge between the College Catalog’s formal treatment of academic integrity and the day to day decisions of the members of our academic community. Its focus is on core academic values, the appropriate expression of those values in behavior, and the way those values create and sustain our academic community. It is intended as a straightforward tool for communicating and clarifying the college’s fundamental expectations. It is also intended to be used frequently and easily.
Suggested Honor Code Uses:
Cosumnes River College Honor Code*
Approved by the Cosumnes River College Academic Senate on 10-26-07
Approved by the Cosumnes River College Executive Council on 3-27-08
I understand that Cosumnes River College (CRC) values academic integrity. Academic integrity requires:
Honesty, which means:
Fairness, which means:
Respect, which means valuing, in attitude and practice:
Responsibility, which means:
I understand that I, as a member of the Cosumnes River College community, am responsible for upholding this value, supporting academic quality, academic rigor, and an appropriate college atmosphere.
* This code is modeled after that of Santa Monica Community College, Santa Monica, CA
(Adapted from the American Association of University Professors’ Statement on Professional Ethics)