You have now been introduced to ACC’s Policy A25: Student Honesty and Integrity. Some examples of academic misconduct are:
- allowing another student to look at your test or exam;
- students working together on assignments that were to be completed individually;
- having another person complete an assignment and submitting it as one’s own for marks;
- having or being a substitute for an exam;
- accessing the accounts of another ACC student or staff members in platforms such as Moodle or Microsoft Office;
- altering, sharing, uploading, or distributing tests or exams;
- using another’s words, ideas, theories, or images without crediting the source.
When reviewing Policy A25, you would have seen that academic misconduct can have serious consequences for a student. These could include a zero or reduced grade for the course, or a suspension, which would appear on your college transcript. Most importantly, you also risk not learning the skills and gaining the knowledge your program requires for you to work successfully in the future.
We know there are many reasons why students engage in academic misconduct. Sometimes it is because help is needed with test taking, time management, or study skills. If you have any questions or concerns about academic integrity, you can reach out to many supports at ACC.
Although Policy A25 guides issues of academic integrity at ACC, students are encouraged to discuss any questions or concerns with many staff and faculty at ACC. This includes:
- your instructor;
- library staff;
- Learning Curve staff;
- your Student Success advisor;
- a peer tutor;
- your chair or coordinator;
- your dean.