Conduct Associated with Academic Integrity

Statement on Academic Integrity:
Marist College is a learning community dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. Students are expected to pursue excellence in their education while being honest about their work and fair to other members of the learning community. All work presented to instructors for evaluation must reflect their own ideas and effort, and must properly acknowledge any contributions of others. Students should expect this honesty and fairness in others as well. As members of the Marist learning community, all students should adhere to the following principles of academic integrity outlined below.

Standards of Academic Integrity:
Acts of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, the following actions:

Academic Dishonesty:
a)  Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
1.   Intentionally using or attempting to use any unauthorized assistance, including but not limited to: course materials, sharing answers or test information with another student, notes, study aids, or devices such as cellphones or cameras) in an academic exercise. “Academic exercise” includes, but is not limited to, quizzes, tests, examinations, or graded projects and assignments.
2.   Intentionally copying or attempting to copy from someone else’s test, quiz, assignment, data, or lab report.
3.   Permitting another student to copy from a test, quiz, assignment, data, or lab report.
4.   Engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by an instructor in the course syllabus or class discussion.
5.   Submitting work that has been purchased, or borrowing from work submitted in a previous or concurrent class, except where expressly permitted by the instructor.
6.   Permitting another student to substitute for oneself in an academic evaluation.
7.   Unauthorized communication to another student through written, visual, electronic, or oral means.

b)  Selling notes, handouts, or other materials without authorization from the instructor or using them for any commercial purpose without the express written permission of the College and the instructor.
c)   Falsifying or misrepresenting your academic work.
d)  Knowingly helping another student violate academic behavior standards.
e)   Gaining unfair advantage, including but not limited to:

1.   Attempting to influence or change an academic evaluation, grade, or record by unfair means. This would include altering academic work that has been resubmitted without indicating that the work has been altered.
2.   Marking or submitting an examination or evaluative material in a manner designed to deceive the grader or the grading system.
3.   Willfully damaging the academic work or efforts of another student.
4.   Using library materials, computer facilities, or college facilities in a manner intended to improperly restrict equal access by others to those resources.

f)   Plagiarism: using work not appropriately cited, including but not limited to:
1.   Using another person’s ideas or expressions as if they are your own and/or without properly acknowledging the source, regardless of whether this was an accident.
2.   Submitting material (in whole or part) that has been prepared by another individual(s) or commercial agency, or organizations.
3.   Submitting work that has at any time been submitted to fulfill another academic requirement, either at Marist or another institution.
4.   Referencing material that was not accessed.
5.   Submitting data that have been altered or contrived in such a way as to be deliberately misleading.

Additional Expectations:
The following statements also apply:
1.   An arrangement by which work is to be submitted for credit in two or more courses must have the prior approval of the instructors involved.
2.   A student who cooperates with one or more other students in an act of academic dishonesty is subject to the same penalties.
3.   Those students who witness an act of academic dishonesty are expected to report it to the proper college official.
4.   Acts of academic dishonesty may result in penalties up to and including a grade of “F” for the course and/or suspension or expulsion from the College.