Academic Misconduct

Chattahoochee Technical College promotes and expects all members of the college community to conduct themselves professionally and with honesty and integrity. The college considers academic integrity an integral part of the learning environment. Any infraction of this policy is detrimental to the student's education and the integrity of the college. Cases of academic misconduct that are strictly forbidden include:

  • Plagiarizing any assignment or part of an assignment. Plagiarizing means to use someone else’s ideas or words as one’s own, without giving appropriate credit using quotation marks, if necessary, and citing the source(s).
  • Copying and submitting another’s work as one’s own.
  • Using unauthorized notes or equipment (programmable calculator, PDA, cell phone, etc.) during an examination.
  • Stealing an examination or using a stolen examination for any purpose.
  • Allowing another student to have access to your work, thereby enabling that student to represent the work as his/her own.
  • Having someone else take a quiz or exam in one’s place, taking an exam for someone else, assisting someone in any way during a quiz or exam, or using any unauthorized electronic device or other unauthorized method of support during a quiz or exam.
  • Falsifying or fabricating information such as data for a lab report.
  • Falsifying a patient’s medical record, a student’s clinical record, or any other student record, including a record of attendance.
  • Using or copying another person’s electronic file or copying any electronic information or computer program.
  • Other forms of cheating or misconduct are forbidden, even if not listed here specifically.

Instructors may use any one or more of the following disciplinary measures for addressing instances of academic misconduct:

  1. Award a grade of zero for the assignment;
  2. Assign a failing grade for the course;
  3. Recommend the suspension or dismissal of the student from the course, program, or college. Recommendation must be forwarded to initiate a Student Code of Conduct procedure.
These actions also violate the college's Student Code of Conduct and will be subject to the Student Judicial Review Process.