(Updated October 5, 2017)
VTVLC students will commit to Academic Integrity.
VTVLC views Academic Integrity as foundational to education. All students are expected to uphold the VTVLC Academic Integrity statement to submit work that is original to the individual student. Any work submitted that is not original in content will be subject to disciplinary action per our Academic Integrity Matrix (see below).
Plagiarism is work that is copied or stolen and submitted as an authentic representation of ones own work without citing sources or crediting the original source.
Some example include:
- The use of an online translator for assessments and assignments
- Copying and pasting mathematics answers found in browsers such as Google or Yahoo for assignments and assessments
- Submitting a paper or portion of a paper taken from the internet
- Using quotations from another person’s work without citing the source
- Using a part of another person’s work and submitting it as your own
- Taking information from any online or hard copy source without citing the source
- The use of photos, graphs, drawings, facts, statistics or other information without citing the source.
Cheating is any time a student does not do their own work with information gathered personally.
Some examples include:
- Collaborating with another student outside the parameters that a teacher has allowed.
- Using books, notes, examples, and/or internet resources to take a quiz or test unless clearly outlined as acceptable by the instructor.
- Allowing another person complete work for you.
- Allowing another person to use your work.
Plagiarism and cheating will be handled as a major misconduct per the RVTC Policies and the consequences will follow the VTVLC Academic Integrity Matrix.