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Academic Honesty Policy

Office of Origin: Academic Affairs
Responsibility: Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Date Adopted: 10-24-06
Dates Reviewed: 10-24-06, 12-13-20, 3-17-21 (C)
Last Date Board Approved: 12-13-17

The principles of truth and honesty are recognized as fundamental to a community of teachers and scholars. Lake Michigan College (the College) expects that both faculty and students will honor these principles and in doing so protect the integrity of College grades. This means that all academic work will be done by the student to whom it is assigned without giving or receiving unauthorized aid of any kind. Instructors will exercise care in the planning and supervision of academic work so that honest effort will be positively encouraged. Cheating and plagiarism are the two most obvious violations of academic honesty. In brief, plagiarism is borrowing ideas, words, organization, etc. from another source or person and claiming them as original.

Any dishonest activity may result in failure of specific assignments or an entire course. Flagrant and/or repeated violations of academic honesty will result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the College.

References: Student Handbook

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