What is “academic dishonesty”?
Taking credit for academic work that is not your own.
Academic Dishonesty includes:
- Copying from published sources
- Copying from the internet
- Copying from other students work
- Inappropriate collaboration between students
- Cheating on homework, labs, exams
Why is academic honesty so important?
- Grades (and eventually diplomas) are awarded on the basis of faculty evaluation of individual student learning and performance. The integrity of your Monmouth College diploma is at stake!
- Trust between faculty and students
- Your reputation is at stake!
- Giving credit where it is deserved
Words of advice:
- Always use correct citations in your written work
- If you don’t know how to do this, ask your teacher or go to the writing center
- Don’t copy other students’ homework in any circumstances
- Don’t give a copy of your homework to another student
- Studying together does not mean copying
- You can (in most circumstances) discuss the assigned work
- You can ask questions
- You can give advice
- You cannot copy (even parts) of another student’s work
- If you don’t know if it’s OK to work together, ask!
- You must do your own work because that is what the professor is responsible for evaluating