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Academic Honesty Policy

Academic honesty is expected of all Clinton Community College students. It is academically dishonest, for example, to misrepresent another person’s work as one’s own, to take credit for someone else’s work or ideas, to accept help on a test, to obtain advanced information on confidential test materials, or to intentionally harm another student’s chances for academic success.

When the instructor believes that a student has failed to maintain academic honesty, the instructor may decide on the penalty he or she believes is warranted. When a student is penalized by receiving a failing grade on a major assignment or for the course, the instructor must submit to the Academic Vice President evidence that the student has acted dishonestly. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will retain a record of such offenses. A student who commits a second offense may be dismissed from the college with an appeal to return not permitted for one full calender year. If the student disputes a charge or punitive action, he or she may follow Academic Grievance Procedures as outlined in the College Catalog.