DIVISON OF ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT SERVICES
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY
Academic integrity is central to the pursuit of education. For students at HCCC,
this means maintaining the highest ethical standards in completing their academic
work. In doing so, students earn college credits by their honest efforts. When they
are awarded a certificate or degree, they have attained a goal representing genuine
achievement and can reflect with pride on their accomplishment. This is what gives
college education its essential value.
Violations of the principle of academic integrity include:
- * Cheating on exams.
- * Reporting false research data or experimental results.
- * Allowing other students to copy one’s work to submit to instructors.
- * Communicating the contents of an exam to other students who will be taking the same
- * Submitting the same project in more than one course, without discussing this first
- * Submitting plagiarized work. Plagiarism is the use of another writer's words or
ideas without properly crediting that person. This unacknowledged use may be from
published books or articles, the Internet, or another student's work.
When students act dishonestly in meeting their course requirements, they lower the
value of education for all students. Students who violate the College’s policy on
academic integrity are subject to failing grades on exams or projects, or for the
entire course. Serious cases may be reported to a Division Dean or Director for further
disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal from HCCC.
Detailed information on the College’s Academic Integrity Policy may be found in the
HCCC Student Handbook. The handbook also contains useful information for students
on completing research projects and avoiding plagiarism.