Academic Honesty

Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of the written work of another person. This definition not only applies to situations in which an entire paper is copied, but also to situations in which only a single phrase or sentence is used without giving the original author credit for the work.

Students caught plagiarizing, or in any other way violating the Coastal Bend College academic honesty policy, will receive an “F” for the course and will be placed on disciplinary probation.

The following excerpt from the CBC Student Handbook provides additional information concerning academic honesty:

All students shall obey the law, show respect for properly constituted authority, and observe correct standards of conduct.  In addition to activities prohibited by law, the following types of behavior shall be prohibited on college property and facilities and during the college sponsored activities where occurring.

Scholastic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of these rules and regulations and is punishable by board policies.  Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion.

“Cheating on a test” shall include:

  • Copying from another student’s test paper.
  • Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.
  • Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator.
  • Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, soliciting, in whole or in part the contents of a test which has not been administered.
  • The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part a test which has not been administered.
  • Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for one’s self, to take a test.
  • Bribing another person to obtain a test which has not been administered or information about a test which has not been administered.

“Plagiarism” shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one’s own written or computerized work.

“Collusion” shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written or computerized work for fulfillment of course requirements.

I have read and understand the academic honesty policy above, and I am aware of the consequences of violating that policy.

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