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Florida Keys Community College is committed to academic integrity. As an
institution of higher education we affirm the core values of diligence, civility,
and honesty in the pursuit of truth. To this end, academic integrity is reinforced
by standards of conduct that uphold honesty and personal responsibility. All
academic work submitted by students is assumed to be the result of the student’s
own thoughts, research and self expression. Any suspicion of dishonesty in
academic activities is taken very seriously because it undermines the atmosphere
of respect essential to learning. Faculty will not tolerate academic dishonesty in
any form, including but not limited to plagiarism, cheating, violation of copyright
laws and misuse of college and personal computers.
Some examples of cheating and/or plagiarism include but are not limited to, the
asking or giving another student information during a test
copying answers from another student’s paper or intentionally
allowing someone to copy from one’s own paper during a test
using materials prohibited by the instructor during a test
impersonating another student or having another person assume
one’s identity
copying material exactly, paraphrasing or using an idea without
proper citations
stealing an exam or possessing a stolen copy of an exam
submitting the same assignment to another class without permission
of the instructor
inappropriately or unethically acquiring material via the internet to
be turned in for an assignment
A range of actions may be taken by a faculty member if a student is caught
cheating. The specific action occurs at the faculty member’s discretion and each
faculty member should state their policy on cheating in the syllabus for the class.