VTVLC expects that all stu­dents will com­mit to Aca­d­e­mic Integrity.

VTVLC views Aca­d­e­mic Integrity as foun­da­tional to edu­ca­tion. It is expected that all stu­dents will uphold the VTVLC Aca­d­e­mic Integrity state­ment and take all nec­es­sary means 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.

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:

  • Sub­mit­ting 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 yur own
  • Tak­ing infor­ma­tion from any online or hard copy source with­out cit­ing the source
  • The use of an online trans­la­tor for assess­ments and assignments
  • The use of pho­tos, graphs, draw­ings, facts, sta­tis­tics or other infor­ma­tion with­out cit­ing the source.
  • Copy­ing and past­ing math­e­mat­ics answers found in browsers such as Google or Yahoo for assign­ments or assessments.

Cheat­ing is any­time a stu­dent does not do their own work with their own infor­ma­tion gath­ered from their studies.
Some exam­ples include:

  • Col­lab­o­rat­ing with another stu­dent out­side the para­me­ters that a teacher has allowed.
  • Using books, notes, exam­ples, inter­net resource 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.