Student Code of Conduct
You are first and foremost a high school student. Public education guidelines and rules will almost always apply in concurrent enrollment matters. One exception is with respect to academic dishonesty. Concurrent enrollment program partnerships between Salt Lake Community College and K-12 schools provide high school students the opportunity to prepare for the academic challenges of college. Personal responsibility is one of the key attributes of a successful college student. Concurrent enrollment students assume the responsibility to fulfill their academic obligations in a responsible and honest manner. This responsibility includes avoiding the inappropriate activity of academic dishonesty, which consists of—but is not limited to—acts of plagiarism, cheating, or falsifying information. Academic dishonesty is one of the most serious mistakes a student can make in college courses; and, as such, Salt Lake Community College’s Student Code of Conduct will govern all allegations of and investigations into academic dishonesty. Public education partners will be consulted about the alleged infraction; but the college will make a final determination as to the conduct and sanction impositions, if any. The following excerpts are quoted from the SLCC Student Code of Conduct:
Honesty is an expectation at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). This means that each student at SLCC will adhere to the principles and rules of the College and pursue academic work in a straightforward and truthful manner, free from deception or fraud. Any attempt to deviate from these principles is academic dishonesty and will be dealt with according to rules of due process as outlined on page 9.
This section explains situations that constitute misconduct.
Forms of Academic Dishonesty
Cheating: Presenting others’ work as one's own or assisting another student to do so in the classroom, lab or the Testing Services. Cheating may also occur when a student violates the conditions governing an examination.
Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to the following:
- using oral, written, visual, or other forms of communication intended to give or receive improper assistance
- looking at or copying another's work
- use of unauthorized materials (texts, notes, calculators, etc.)
- taking an exam for another student
- having someone else take the student’s exam
- altering one's work after an exam has been returned and before resubmitting it
- obtaining and/or using an upcoming exam ahead of test time
Misrepresentation: Falsifying information. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
- having another person represent or stand in for oneself in circumstances where one's attendance and/or performance is required
- misrepresenting class attendance
- presenting false academic credentials
- submitting someone else's work as one’s own
- submitting work originally submitted for one course to satisfy the requirements of another course without prior consent of the current instructor. It is assumed that the current instructor expects the work to be original
- forging or using another's signature
- altering or destroying academic records and documents
- presenting false data, experimental or physical results
Out-of-Class Work: Collaborating on or aiding out-of-class work when prohibited by the instructor. Such unauthorized activity includes, but is not limited to the following:
- receiving unauthorized outside help on take-home exams or assignments
- consulting with others’ about homework, laboratory reports, etc.
- copying another's homework, laboratory reports, etc. and submitting it as one's own
Plagiarism: Using another person's ideas, evidence, or words without proper acknowledgment or conveying the false impression that the arguments and writing in a paper are one’s own. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to the following:
- acquiring by purchase or otherwise, a part of or an entire document of work which is represented as one's own
- representing the ideas, data, or writing of another person as one's own work, even though some wording, method of citation, or arrangement of evidence, ideas, or arguments have been altered
- concealing the true sources of information, ideas, or argument in any piece of work
Other Academic Violations: Violations of academic policy considered as academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to the following:
- removing materials from the library without proper authority.
- infringing on the rights of other students to fair and equal access to academic resources
- duplicating course materials expressly forbidden by the instructor
- using tape recorders or other recording devices in a classroom when not specifically authorized to do so by the faculty member or Disability Resource Center
- ignoring or willfully violating class or laboratory instructions or policies
Sanctions for Academic Dishonesty
In cases of academic dishonesty, faculty members may impose one or more of the following sanctions:
- failing the assignment in which the infraction occurred
- failing the certification of competency in the area in which the infraction occurred
- failing the course in which the infraction occurred
In addition, in cases where academic dishonesty has been repeated by the same student, the faculty member should notify his/her Program Director/Associate Dean and/or the appropriate Dean of the alleged infraction, decision and possible sanction(s). If the alleged infraction occurs during the final examination period of the term, the faculty member may assign the student an "I" grade to indicate a problem or incomplete work at final time. This grade will remain until the alleged violation is adjudicated.
In cases of academic dishonesty in Testing Services, the proctor will immediately notify the instructor of record of the infraction. The instructor is responsible for notifying the student of the alleged infraction. Refer to page 45.
In addition, in cases where academic dishonesty has been repeated or is of an especially serious nature, the Director of Testing Services may recommend to the faculty of record the imposition of additional corrective actions, including those for misconduct.