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 Improperly collaborate on projects beyond that permitted by instructors.

 Share information between exams in multiple sections of courses.

Fabrication is defined as “Intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise” (Gehring, et al., p. 6) Examples of this include when students:

 Supply fabricated “dry lab” data or altered data for an experiment or laboratory project.

 Fabricate all or a portion of bibliographic entries for documented projects.

Facilitating Academic Dishonesty is defined as “Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of dishonesty” (Gehring, et al., p.6) and/or coercing others to do the same. Examples of this include when students:

 Allow their own work to be submitted as others work for course projects.

 Provide or offer unauthorized aid to other’s for the others course objectives. This includes allowing other’s to observe answers on exams. Make threats or offers of compensation to others in order that those threatened or coerced will provide unauthorized aid for course projects.

 Attain unauthorized acquisition or subsequent possession of stolen test materials. This includes acquiring, distributing, and/or possessing the stolen materials.

Plagiarismis defined as individuals “Intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of others as their own in any academic exercises (either oral or written)” (Gehring, et al., p. 6). Examples of this include when students:

 Purchase papers from commercial or private sources, use papers from organizations’ files, copy sections or chapters from reference works, or borrow or steal others’ papers and submit them as their own work.

 Fail to indicate direct quotes from reference sources by using quotation marks and/or proper citation of sources.

 Attempt to represent the work, words, and ideas of others (paraphrasing) as their own without proper citation or documentation.

 Failure to acknowledge information obtained in their reading or research that is not common knowledge.

Sanctions for Academic Dishonesty All acts of academic dishonesty threaten the integrity and scholarly pursuit of Doane College. Because these acts, by their nature, impact the academic environment and integrity of the college, all alleged violations involving academic dishonesty will be reported in writing to the dean. In this manner, the college fulfills its responsibility for maintaining the academic integrity of the institution. Consequently, all students have a responsibility to avoid direct acts of academic dishonesty, aiding others in committing acts of academic dishonesty, and/or acts that may lead to the suspicion of academic dishonesty.

The college adheres to a policy that places the responsibility for the disposition of academic


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