Faculty and Staff Resource Guide

Academic Integrity Statement

Academic Integrity Statement

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:

  1. Word-for-word copying of work written by someone else.
  2. Failure to give proper credit for ideas, statements of facts, or conclusions derived by another.
  3. Failure to use quotation marks when quoting directly from another, whether a paragraph, sentence, or phrase.
  4. Close and extended paraphrasing of another work without acknowledging the source.

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:

  1. Copying another’s work on a test, paper, or project.
  2. Using unauthorized materials in an exam or collaborating on work to be turned in for credit where the instructor disallows such collaboration.
  3. Taking an exam for another student, purposely allowing another student to copy during a test, or providing coursework for another student to turn in as his or her own effort.
  4. Fabricating, falsifying or misrepresenting data or results from experiments, interviews or surveys.
  5. Submitting the same work in more than one class for credit without permission from the instructor.