2.1 Academic Honesty Policy:
The KCTCS faculty and students are bound by principles of truth and honesty that are recognized as fundamental for a community of teachers and scholars. The college expects students and faculty to honor, and faculty to enforce, these academic principles. The college affirms that it will not tolerate academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, violation of academic rights of students (section 2.2) and student offenses (section 2.3).
Students may refer to Section II of the Kentucky Community and Technical College Code of Student Conduct for information on Academic Rights, Academic Offenses and the student’s right to appeal.
Instances of academic dishonesty in the class relating to earning grades will results in no credit being given for the assignment.
Information regarding campus security as well as the college’s annual security report and incident log are available at: http://ashland.kctcs.edu/security.”
Academic Honesty Statement
Ashland Community & Technical College
August 31, 1999
The information given below has been taken from Volume VI (Student Affairs Policy Sources), pages 33 and 34 of the KCTCS Faculty Source Book (1999). Sanctions for academic offenses may range from lowering a grade on a paper or assignment to permanent expulsion from the Community College. Refer to the latest edition of the Code of Student Conduct for further details.
All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by a student to an instructor or other academic supervisor, is expected to be the result of the student’s own thought, research, or self-expression. Any case in which a student feels unsure about a question of plagiarism involving the student’s work, the student is obliged to consult the instructor on the matter before submitting it.
When a student submits work purporting to be the student’s own, but which in any way borrows ideas, organization, wording or anything else from another source without appropriate acknowledgement of the fact, the student is guilty of plagiarism.
Plagiarism includes reproducing someone else’s work, whether it be a published article, chapter of a book, a paper from a friend or some file, or whatever. Plagiarism also includes the practice of employing or allowing another person to alter or revise the work which a student submits as the student’s own, whoever that other person may be. Students may discuss assignments among themselves or with an instructor or tutor, but when the actual work is done, it must be done by the student and the student alone.
When a student’s assignment involves research in outside sources of information, the student must carefully acknowledge exactly what, where, and how the student has employed them. If the student uses words of someone else, the student must put quotation marks around the passage in question and add an appropriate indication of the origin. Making simple changes while leaving the organization, content, and phraseology intact is plagiaristic. However, nothing in these Rules shall apply to those ideas which are so generally and freely circulated as to be part of the public domain. Any question of definition shall be referred to the Community College Appeals Board.
Cheating is defined by its general usage. It includes, but is not limited to, wrongfully giving, taking, or presenting any information or material by a student with the intent of aiding the student or another on any academic work. Any question of definition shall be referred to the Community College Appeals Board.
NOTE: Students guilty of plagiarism in any form will receive a zero for the assignment in question.