Overview

Policy highlights:

  • Any submittal that does not represent a student’s personal work and understanding of the topics is an academic integrity violation.
  • The initial consequence is a zero on the assignment and a guardian contact.
  • A student sharing their own original work to be used dishonestly by another student is subject to the same consequences.
  • Multiple violations can result in a student being withdrawn from the course. This includes situations where the second offense is in a different course or semester.
  • Students who have been withdrawn from a course may not be able to take future Distance Learning courses.
  • Students may also be subject to consequences at their school.

Distance Learning courses require students to work independently on the majority of their learning tasks. With that independence comes high expectations for academic integrity. Your course submittals must represent your own personal work and comprehension of the subject matter. Besides being dishonest, generating responses or work by any other means will spoil your opportunity to learn.

Clearly, we expect that you will not attempt to attain answers or work from other students who are taking or have taken these courses or from anyone else, including copying online resources. Assume that you need to work on your assignments individually unless otherwise specified by the course instructor. If you need to research or consult sources to complete your assignment, we expect that you will cite those sources properly.

The typical consequence for any type of academic dishonesty is a zero on the assignment and a guardian contact. A student sharing their own original work to be used dishonestly by another student is subject to the same consequences. Two or more academic integrity offenses in Distance Learning courses may lead to a student being withdrawn from the course and prohibited from taking future Distance Learning courses. This includes situations where the second offense is in a different course or semester.

In egregious cases of academic dishonesty, students may be immediately withdrawn from the course. Examples of egregious violations include submitting several assignments that are not original work with little to no evidence of sincerely engaging in the course’s instructional material and activities. Students are also subject to their school’s academic integrity policies.