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CEI’s Policy on academic honesty, cheating, and plagiarism

The College of Eastern Idaho places a high value on the integrity of academic honesty. Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and violations of academic honesty. Students found guilty of these offenses can expect serious consequences. Please review and familiarize yourself with the current Student Handbook policies on academic honesty, cheating, and plagiarism. You will find the current student handbook located at the following weblink:

Listed Below are the Definitions of Academic Honesty, Plagiarism, and Cheating from the CEI student handbook page 26 of the Student Handbook Planner:

  • Academic Honesty: Academic honesty mandates the use of one's own thoughts and materials in writing papers, taking tests, and in other classroom or shop/lab-related activities. Students who aid others in any infraction of academic honesty are considered equally guilty.
  • Cheating: Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. The term "academic exercise" includes all forms of work submitted for credit hours.
  • Plagiarism: Plagiarism, simply stated, is not giving credit where credit is due. It is the act of directly quoting, paraphrasing, or copying ideas without citing the source of that quote, paraphrase, or idea. Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated. Violations of academic honesty will be documented and may result in failure of the class or disciplinary probation.
    • When students are asked to submit individual work, they are expected to do so. When students are assigned to work together on a project, it is not considered a breach of academic honesty for them to gain from each other's experience and to share ideas.

Keep in mind that all assignments, exams, quizzes, etc. in an online course are to be taken and completed according to the specific directions as listed by the instructor. Only work with others if specifically instructed that you can, but in general, assume you must do any online course work without help in any form from other sources.

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Guidelines for Academic Integrity

Students assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of the coursework they submit. The following are guidelines to assist students in observing academic integrity:

  1. Students must do their own work and submit only their own work on examinations, reports, and projects, unless otherwise permitted by the instructor. Students are encouraged to contact their instructor about appropriate citation guidelines.
  2. Students may benefit from working in groups. They may collaborate or cooperate with other students on graded assignments or examinations as directed by the instructor.
  3. Students must follow all written and/or verbal instructions given by instructors or designated college representatives prior to taking examinations, placement assessments, tests, quizzes, and evaluations.
  4. Students are responsible for adhering to course requirements as specified by the instructor in the course syllabus.

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