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V.E. Student Academic Responsibilities

V.E.1. Academic Student Code of Conduct

V.E.1.1. Policy

The College provides an educational environment grounded in strict fidelity to academic integrity and academic rigor.  The College achieves that environment by enforcing the Lone Star College System Academic Student Code of Conduct.  The Academic Student Code of Conduct applies to all students enrolled in a credit or non-credit course at the College.  It also applies to all online-only or hybrid students.

V.E.1.2. Definitions

(a)   Reserved

V.E.1.3. Academic Code of Conduct

Academic misconduct can occur in many different ways.  The list below presents some examples of academic misconduct.  The list does not contain every conceivable example of academic misconduct.  The College publishes this list only giving students examples of the types of conduct that might qualify as academic misconduct.

(a)     Engaging in academic dishonesty as defined in Section V.

(b)     Violating the College’s academic integrity policies defined in Section V.

(c)      Taking an exam, entire course, or preparing clinical work for another student.

(d)     Supplying or receiving test answers through electronic messages, signaling, or unauthorized written notes.

(e)      Looking at or using information from another student’s test.

(f)       Authorizing another student to use your test or other class assignment information in any form.

(g)     Obtaining or supplying tests, lab reports, term papers, or assignments through unauthorized methods before or after it is administered.

(h)     Resubmitting a test with changed answers upon receiving unauthorized information.

(i)       Reviewing or altering grades of any student without proper authorization.

(j)       Collaborating with other students on testing, assignments, or clinical work without permission.

(k)     Possessing another student’s work without permission.

(l)       Buying or using someone else’s paper or project from a local source or Internet site and submitting it as your own work.

(m)    Incorrectly attributing or neglecting to attribute source material (books, articles, Internet sites, music tracks, movies, etc.) used in an assignment or clinical written work.

(n)     Failing to distinguish direct quotations from paraphrasing or summarization of source material.

(o)     Completing someone else’s work on an assignment or clinical written work.

(p)     Fabricating or falsifying information or course material in an assignment or clinical written work.

(q)     Submitting an assignment or clinical written work as your own after someone else has rewritten or changed major portions of it.

(r)      Using a project completed for another course and resubmitting it without changes for another course.

(s)      Destroying or vandalizing student or faculty course materials or records.

Selling or purchasing exams, papers, notes or other assignments (whether ultimately used or not).


LSCS Policy Manual Section adopted by the Board of Trustees on February 2, 2017