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Academic Honesty Policy

College study is the process of acquainting students with values and procedures central to scholarship. All students are expected to do their own work. All forms of cheating and plagiarism are absolutely forbidden. This is the official policy of Glendale Community College.

The following behaviors serve as an operational description of student violations of academic honesty: 

  1. The student takes or copies answers from another student or source or uses unauthorized materials during a test. 
  2. The student turns in an assignment (labs, art projects, homework, prewritten or purchased papers, or work downloaded from the Internet) which is not his/her own. 
  3. The student uses words or ideas which are not his/her own without acknowledgment of the source (plagiarism). 
  4. The student knowingly deceives an instructor with the intent to improve his/her standing in class. 
  5. The student submits the same paper or project previously submitted in another class without the permission of the current instructor. 
  6. The student depends upon tools or assistance prohibited by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments. 
  7. The student acquires, without permission, tests or other academic materials belonging to a member of the GCC faculty or staff.

When a student engages in academic dishonesty, faculty have the options of requiring the student to see a college counselor, and/or assigning a lower grade, including F or 0 on the assignment in question. (AR 5501)

Violations of this policy will be reported to the Vice President of Instruction and will become part of the Glendale College Cheating Incident file, unless the instructor finds compelling reasons not to report a violation. The Executive Vice President of Instruction may then impose sanctions authorized by Administrative Regulation 5420. The sanctions include, but are not limited to, issuing a reprimand, suspending the student for up to ten days of instruction, and/or requesting a hearing by the Campus Judicial Board to see if the student should be suspended, or permanently expelled from the college.

The student has the right of due process for all the above sanctions.