Mount Ida College views the principle of academic integrity as a fundamental institutional value and the responsibility of the entire campus community to uphold. Students are expected to meet the College’s high academic standards through honest endeavor; therefore, academic dishonesty in any form is not tolerated. While collaboration with other students is encouraged in various class settings, course work submitted for evaluation must be their own unless otherwise specified by their instructor.
Students are in violation of the Code of Academic Honesty if they engage in cheating, plagiarism, falsification, fabrication, or other forms of academic dishonesty. Violations of the Code of Academic Honesty include, but are not limited to:
Cheating: Using or sharing information, materials, sources, instruments, or electronic devices without authorization when working on an exam, assignment, or other assessment; looking at another’s examination or allowing another to look at one’s own examination; receiving or providing unauthorized assistance on an exam, assignment or assessment; completing an examination in a course and discussing that examination with another who has yet to take the exam; enlisting, or being enlisted by, someone else to take an exam, write a paper, or complete an assignment.
Plagiarism: Using another’s words, ideas, or work as one’s own by failing to credit the source(s) of those words, ideas, or work.
Falsification and Fabrication: Falsifying or fabricating data, information, facts, sources, etc. in a written report, oral presentation, project, or other work.
Dishonesty: Making false statements or falsifying information regarding the reasons for missing an examination or for not submitting an assignment in order to gain a more favorable evaluation of the examination or assignment.
Collusion in Academic Dishonesty: Assisting another in an act of academic dishonesty.
Misrepresentation: Submitting a substantial portion of the same paper or other assignment for evaluation in more than one course without authorization from each course instructor.
Please refer to the College Catalog for more information.