Handbook - Academic Honesty Policy

Access Services staff will report all incidents of academic dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism, to the Vice President of Student Affairs. The Vice President of Student Affairs and the faculty/staff member involved will evaluate each situation. The infraction may result in a failing grade on the assignment or in the class. You may also be referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs for disciplinary action.

If Access Services staff is supervising testing, the faculty member whose test it is will be notified immediately. That faculty person will decide the appropriate course of action based on his or her departmental policy. Both students seeking unfair advantage by cheating and students supplying information or contributing to the act of academic dishonesty are considered equally guilty and will be held equally responsible.

The use of cell phones, pagers, or headphones will not be allowed during testing in the Access Services office. All coats, backpacks, notebooks, and calculators will be maintained in a separate area unless approved for use by the course instructor.

Students are not allowed to leave the testing area or testing room once the exam has begun and is in progress. Students must allow themselves time to finish the test in one sitting and cannot return later to finish a test.

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