ACADEMIC INTEGRITY GUIDELINES
Plagiarism and cheating in any form, whether intentional or unintentional, are unacceptable in
Academic Integrity is a commitment to the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility in the academic process.
Academic Integrity Committee is a committee of school personnel who serve in the review and/or appeal process
Academic Misconduct includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, falsification, multiple submission, complicity or interference.
o Using text from another source (e.g. web sites, books, journals, newspapers, etc.) without documenting the source
o Using a direct quotation from a text without quotation marks, even if the source has been cited correctly
o Paraphrasing or summarizing the ideas or text of another work without documenting the source
o Substituting a word or phrase for the original while maintaining the original sentence structure
o Citing sources incompletely with intention to deceive
o Using graphics, visual imagery, video or audio without permission of the author or acknowledgment of the source
o Translating text from one language to another without citing the original work
o Obtaining packaged information (e.g. foreign language translation or a completed paper from an on-line source) and submitting it as one’s own work without acknowledging the source
Teacher Responsibilities for Avoiding Academic Misconduct:
· To create a learning environment that supports academic integrity
· To educate and hold students accountable for complying with the Council Rock Academic Integrity Guidelines.
Student Responsibilities for Avoiding Academic Misconduct:
o Keep copies of all drafts of work.
o Keep photocopies of research materials (including downloads from web sites).
o Keep notes, note cards, source cards.
o Keep logs of work on assignments and papers.
o Save drafts or versions of assignments electronically under individual file names.
The inability to authenticate work is sufficient grounds for a charge of plagiarism.
· To provide proper documentation by including one or more of the following:
o Following the district-approved documentation format per teacher direction.
o Submitting an "acknowledgments page" (when applicable) to credit help given by others (e.g., help that has been approved by the teacher giving the assignment).
o Using in-text or in-project documentation (e.g., media presentation) accurately and appropriately.
o Using Works Cited and/or Works Consulted pages accurately and appropriately.
o Submitting only his or her own work.
Academic Misconduct Consequences:
Adapted, with permission, from the Academic Integrity Policies of
Developed by a representative committee July, 2005.