4.11.1 Academic Honesty Penalties
Sandhills Community College believes that the pursuit of knowledge requires honesty. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to the following:
- Copying the work of another.
- Collaboration: Working with another person on a test, examination, or paper without expressed authorization and without indicating that collaboration has occurred.
- Plagiarism: The representation of the work of another person as one’s own; the failure to cite the source of an idea, information, or words that come from someone other than the author of the paper or the exam.
- Use of books, notes, and/or electronic devices in examinations without the explicit permission of the professor.
Penalties for academic dishonesty may include the following:
- Zero grade on the test or assignment on which cheating occurs.
- Failing grade for the course.
- Failing grade and immediate dismissal from the course.
When a student is accused of academic dishonesty, the resolution of the accusation is between the professor and the student. If the solution is unsatisfactory, there is an inherent right to appeal; however, while the accusation of academic dishonesty may be appealed, the penalty may not. The appeal shall be in accordance with the Student Grievance Procedure.