Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity falls under Student Conduct Policies and Procedures.
How Are Student Conduct Rules Established?
The purpose of this policy statement is to inform students of their rights, policy and responsibilities at Foothill and De Anza College. These policies and procedures are for institutional and student use, but cannot be separated from public laws and regulations; therefore, everything stated herein must be considered within the limits of the law.
Foothill and De Anza College considers the following principles essential to its educational mission and its community life:
What is Academic Integrity? Honor Code Definition:
As a student at Foothill you join a community of scholars who are committed to excellence in the teaching/learning process. We assume that all students will pursue their studies with integrity and honesty; however, all students should know that incidents of academic dishonesty are taken very seriously. When students are caught cheating or plagiarizing, a process is begun which may result in severe consequences. It is vitally important to your academic success that you know what constitutes academic dishonesty. See also, Academic Honor code for Internet Based Courses.
District Policy on Student Responsibility
It is the student’s responsibility to know what constitutes academic dishonesty. Interpretations of academic dishonesty may differ among individuals and groups. However, as a student in the Foothill/De Anza Community College District, it is expected that student should refrain from the behavior outlined. If students are unclear about a specific situation, they should speak to their instructor.
What is Academic Dishonesty
The two most common kinds of academic dishonesty are cheating and plagiarism.
Cheating is the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for academic work through the use of dishonest, deceptive or fraudulent means.
Plagiarism is representing the work of someone else as your own.
Other Specific Examples of Academic Dishonesty
Consequences of Academic Dishonesty at FHDACCD
Academic and/or administrative sanctions may be applied in cases of academic dishonesty.
Academic consequences may include:
Administrative consequences may include
The Student Development & EOPS Office at De Anza College and Office of Student Affairs at Foothill College maintain a record of students who have engaged in academic dishonesty.
This information is used to identify and discipline students reported for academic dishonesty more than once.
A copy of the Student Conduct, Discipline & Due Process Procedures is printed in the College catalog, on the De Anza and Foothill webpages.
Copies are available in the Student Development & EOPS office located downstairs in the Hinson Campus Center, De Anza College and Student Affairs Office & Activities Office in room 6201, Foothill College.
Resources, Books and Websites
Building: Hinson Campus Center, Lower Level
Contact: Michele LeBleu-Burns