LIM College does not tolerate any act of academic dishonesty, intentional or unintentional. A student who is involved in an academic dishonesty incident (as defined below) is subject to failure of the course in which the incident occurred. Any infractions of the academic integrity policy will result in lost eligibility for any graduation honors or awards and subject the student to sanctions as defined by section IV of the LIM College Student Code of Conduct (found in the LIM College Student Handbook).
Plagiarism refers to representing words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise without providing proper documentation of source.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
• Copying information from a source without using quotation marks and giving proper citation
• Paraphrasing information from a source without giving proper citation
• Representing another’s intellectual work as one’s own, including but not limited to, audio-visual and computer-based materials, slide presentations, computer files, artistic compositions, graphic design, photographs, paintings and/or drawings
It is the responsibility of the student to learn the correct APA method of documenting sources, which will allow you to incorporate the works of others into your papers, reports and assignments. This information is available from the Library and the Writing Center.
Facilitation refers to assisting any person in the commission of an academic integrity violation. Examples include, but are not limited to:
• Allowing another student to copy one’s answers during an examination
• Giving another student one’s assignment or paper
• Taking an examination or writing a paper for another student
• Signing an attendance sheet for a student who was not present in class
• Providing to another person an examination or portions of an examination prior or subsequent to the administration of the exam
Cheating refers to intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. Examples include, but are not limited to:
• Copying from another student’s examination, homework assignment, computer program, report, or project
• Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized access to examination materials
• Using unauthorized notes, text, or other aids during an examination or assignment
• Looking at another student’s exam before or during an examination
• Possessing and/or using an electronic device that contains unauthorized information
• Talking, whispering, or using a cell phone during an examination
• Submitting, without prior permission, any work submitted to fulfill another academic requirement at LIM College or any other institution
• Allowing another person to do one’s work and submitting it as one’s own
• Having or providing unauthorized outside help when completing online tests or assignments
Unauthorized collaboration is working with another student(s) without the instructor’s permission in the preparation of homework assignments, take-home exams, term papers, research projects, reports, or projects, or otherwise failing to abide by the instructor’s rules governing the academic exercise.
Fabrication / Misrepresentations
• Fabrication refers to the falsification, misrepresentation or invention of any information, data, or citation in any academic exercise.
• Misrepresenting or tampering with or attempting to tamper with any portion of one’s transcripts or academic record, either before or after coming to LIM College. Examples: forging a change of grade form, tampering with computer records, falsifying or omitting academic information on one’s application or resume, etc.