Distance and Online Education
Faculty Center - CIDDE
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Institute for Teaching & Learning
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Phone: (949) 582-4397
Fax: (949) 364-0284
Dean of Online Education
and Learning Resources
Senior Administrative Assistant
BGS 249 (CIDDE)
Administrative Support for BSI
Division ASG Senator
Division Operational Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Academic Honor Code and Dishonesty Policy
It is each student's responsibility to adhere to the Saddleback. College Academic Honor Code, which upholds the integrity of the instruction and the educational process so that all students have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their academic abilities.
Cheating is any act or attempted act of fraud, deception or distortion of the truth by which a student misrepresents mastery or understanding of academic information or material. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
• The use of unauthorized sources of information during test. This would include such items as crib sheets, electronic devices, dictionaries, tests, and/or other aids excluded by the instructor. It also includes any act or the use of any item which would be deemed as cheating by a reasonable person.
• Looking at another student's exam or using another's exam, assignments, or other work, or allowing another student to do so.
• Completing an exam or assignment for another person, or allowing another person to complete any part of an assignment or exam for one's self.
• Altering graded class work and resubmitting that work for reconsideration.
• Engaging in any kind of unauthorized assistance or communication with another person during an exam.
• Purchasing, copying, accepting, stealing, or otherwise obtaining exam information, assignments or other class work.
Plagiarism is the inclusion in total or part of another's words, ideas, work, material or data as one's own. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
• Quoting or paraphrasing materials without citing the source in some acceptable manner and submitting those materials as one's own work.
• Copying, using or borrowing another's ideas, assignments, test answers, labwork, research, report, term paper, computer program, file or data, etc. and submitting it as one's own work or allowing another student to do so.
• Submitting as one's own work, work prepared by others or prepared in collaborating with others.
• Reproducing another's work so closely that any reasonable person would, after careful evaluation of the circumstances, conclude that plagiarism has occurred.
Any acts of inventing or altering information in order to deceive are considered falsification or fabrication. Falsification or fabrication includes, but is not limited to:
• Inventing and submitting of falsified, fabricated, or fictitious information or falsely attributing the source as coming from another person or material.
• Using another person's identification, falsifying one's identification, or representing one's self as another person.
• Changing official academic records or documents, without going through a proper approval process.
• Knowingly misrepresenting successful completion of prerequisites.
For Matters Requiring Mild Discipline
- The student is given a verbal or written warning about some unacceptable behavior.
- The student is moved to another seat and warned.
- Advise the student that all future work will be closely monitored.
Stronger Disciplinary Actions
- Assign additional work, or have the student rewrite the assignment, or take another version of the test, paper, etc. This must be completed by the student, or the faculty member may move to a stronger disciplinary action.
- Lower the grade on the assignment or test.
- Give the student a zero or an “F” on that assignment or exam. If there is an option to drop the lowest grade, the option will not apply in this case.
- Assign an “F” for the course.
- Expulsion from the course.
- Request that the Vice President for Student Services suspend or expel the student from the institution.
Faculty Response to Academic Dishonesty
All faculty members are required to develop their own policy and consequences for acts of dishonesty in the classroom within the framework established by the college’s recommended range of sanctions and disciplinary actions. Please communicate this policy and its consequences to your students in writing via your course syllabus and verbally during the first week of classes.
Academic Dishonesty Report
Students have a right to challenge the disciplinary action. In order to maintain a written report of stronger disciplinary actions and to ensure a tracking system for students who repeatedly violate the academic honor code and dishonesty policy, please complete and submit the following report to your division dean within ten (10) business days of the incident.