Cheating and Academic Dishonesty

Cheating in any form (including using unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise; plagiarism; falsification of records; unauthorized possession of examinations; any and all other actions that may improperly affect the evaluation of a student’s academic performance or achievement; and assisting others in any such act) is forbidden. An instructor who has proof that a student is guilty of cheating may take appropriate action up to and including assigning the student a grade of “F” for the course and suspending the student from class.  A description of the incident and the action taken will be reported through the Dean/Chair to the Vice Chancellor for Instruction and placed in the student’s file in the Office of Admissions and Records.  The student may appeal either the finding of cheating or the penalty, or both, as described in Administrative Procedure No. 404.06, Academic Appeal Procedure identified in the Student Handbook and posted at the following student menu link: