A. Standards Relative to Academic Integrity
Purchase College believes that academic integrity is fundamental to the teaching, learning, and creative processes. Ethical behavior is the cornerstone of an academic and artistic community. Faculty members and professional staff are held equally to this standard in their work. Allegations of violations are handled through procedures outlined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement. All forms of academic dishonesty are considered serious violations of the student code of conduct. The following is a list of some, but not all, types of prohibited behavior.
1. Cheating on examinations and assignments including:
Plagiarism is the appropriation or imitation of the language, ideas, and/or thoughts of another person and the representation of them as one’s own original work. It includes:
3. Submitting falsified data on lab work or research projects.
4. Giving or offering gifts, services, or favors to professors for the purpose of affecting grades.
5. Stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of another student.
Violation of any of the above may lead to formal disciplinary action and assignment of the following sanctions:
Minimum Sanction: Failing grade on the assignment or examination
Maximum Sanction: Expulsion
Recommended Sanction (First Offense): Permanent failing grade for the course
Recommended Sanction (Second Offense): Expulsion
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