As at any institution, Iowa Wesleyan College has very strict policies in place for dealing with Academic Dishonesty. Often students do not realize that they can (and will) be held responsible for academic dishonesty even if they did not know that they were committing it. This guide is meant to help students understand the various forms of academic dishonesty and how to avoid them.
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This guide was used with the permission of T.J. Jones Library at North Central University. It is based on North Central University's policy on Academic Integrity & Plagiarism.
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Know what constitutes academic dishonestly
Per the Iowa Wesleyan College Academic Honor Code:
1.2 Definitions of Academic Dishonesty
The following acts fall under the purview of the Academic Honor Code and will be referred to the Academic Honor Council.
1.2.1 Plagiarism -- Plagiarism is the intellectual theft of another’s ideas. It involves the failure to accurately cite the sources used in researching a paper or project, both in the body of the paper/project and on the works cited page.
1.2.2 Cheating -- Cheating constitutes all other forms of academic dishonesty. Offenses include, but are not limited to:
• Fabrication of data/data manipulation.
• Use of crib sheets.
• Copying of information from another person’s work.
• Unauthorized sharing of answers/information between students.
• Theft of papers/projects/exams.
• Unauthorized gaining of or giving access to exam questions.
• Tampering with an exam.
• Submission of a paper or project for more than one course without the permission of the faculty members for the courses in question.
• Buying of a paper/project/exam.
• Selling of a paper/project/exam.
1.2.3 Other Forms of Academic Dishonesty – These may include, but are not limited to, such actions as:
• Knowingly doing work that another student will submit under his/her own name.
• Misrepresenting circumstances under which work is submitted or performed, including reasons for late submissions.
• Using the course evaluation process dishonestly to spread false information or to collude in retribution against instructors.