Inside the Classroom: Consequences for Plagiarism
Academic Integrity Policy
Consequences for Plagiarism:
- First violation— Students may receive an F or zero for the plagiarized paper or project. Instructor documents plagiarism, communicates with student, and may notify CCCOnline Division/Program Chair.
- Second/subsequent violation(s): Instructor notifies student and documents plagiarism. Students will receive an F or zero for the plagiarized paper or project. The student may also receive an F for the course. CCCOnline Division Chair is notified of violation. Student’s home college may be notified by CCCOnline Director of Student Services. Student may incur further academic consequences as directed by the policies/personnel of the home college.
Please note that CCCOnline instructors may use plagiarism prevention/text matching services in conjunction with any graded student work.
• has been compared by scholars to stealing or counterfeiting,
• “fakes” true academic scholarship, and
• weakens the “economy” of higher education
Therefore, it is important that there be stringent consequences for plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty.
Sharing login information
Allowing anyone, even a sibling, spouse, or parent, to log-in as you and participate or otherwise communicate as you in a course under any circumstances. In urgent circumstances, the home college or CCCOnline Student Services staff can contact your instructor external to the course.
Submitting coursework completed by another
Using coursework created or otherwise completed by another, such as a service that writes a paper for you or sells you a paper. Having anyone complete your coursework or using another’s coursework from a prior term or another course.
Unauthorized assistance in coursework
Communication by phone, text, chat or otherwise working with another during coursework UNLESS approved by the instructor in advance. Authorized assistance occurs with an acknowledgment in coursework of tutoring, study group collaboration, assistance from a librarian, or any other source.
Consequences for Violations of Academic Integrity
Instructors follow specific procedures for addressing student violations of the Academic Integrity Policy:
- First Violation: A student may receive an F or zero for coursework related to a violation. Instructor documents violation, communicates with student, and may notify the CCCOnline Division Chair.
- Second/Subsequent Offenses: Instructor notifies student and documents violation. Student receives an F or zero for the coursework related to a violation. Student may also receive an F for the course. CCCOnline Division Chair is notified of violation. Student’s home college may be notified by the CCCOnline Dean of Student Services. Student may incur further academic consequences as directed by the policies of their home college.