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Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty: OC Resources

This guide covers student academic dishonesty with a focus on plagiarism including detection and strategies for prevention. Online classes receive detailed discussion.

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Olympic College's Academic Dishonesty Policy

"Academic dishonesty includes cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, and facilitating academic dishonesty.

  • Cheating is intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic activity.
  • Plagiarism includes submitting to a faculty member any work product that the student fraudulently represents to the faculty member as the student's work product for the purpose of fulfilling or partially fulfilling any assignment or task required by the faculty member as part of the student's program of instruction.
  • Fabrication is the intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic activity.
  • Facilitating academic dishonesty is intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate a provision of this section of the disciplinary code.

Acts of dishonesty are serious breaches of honor and shall be dealt with in the following manner:

  • Any student who commits or aids in the accomplishment of an act of academic dishonesty shall be subject to disciplinary action.
  • In cases of academic dishonesty, the student's final grade may be adjusted. The instructor may also refer the matter to the Vice-President for Student Services for disciplinary action."

Source: Student Conduct Code