Cochise College requires students to adhere to the highest level of ethical academic conduct and has no tolerance for academic dishonesty. The college may impose serious academic sanctions as a result of academic dishonesty up to and including suspension and expulsion from a specific program or from the college. A statement regarding and defining academic dishonesty shall be part of every course procedure sheet.
Academic dishonesty consists of many forms of unethical academic conduct, including, but not limited to, cheating, fabrication, plagiarism and facilitating academic dishonesty.
- Cheating means intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or study aids, as well as unauthorized devices such as cell phones and other technology.
- Fabrication means intentional falsification of any information or citation.
- Plagiarism means intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one's own.
- Facilitating academic dishonesty means intentionally or knowingly helping another to commit an act of academic dishonesty.
- Other forms of academic dishonesty include:
- Submitting work to more than one instructor for credit without disclosure and approval.
- Knowingly violating the terms of any academic sanction imposed for an earlier violation of Policy 3010.