Texarkana College assumes that all students will involve themselves in honest pursuit of academic acquisition. When a student demonstrates academic dishonesty, disciplinary action will be initiated.
- Disciplinary proceedings may be initiated against a student accused of any form of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to the following:
"Scholastic dishonesty" includes, but is not limited to cheating on academic work, plagiarism, collusion, or falsification of records.
- Cheating on academic work includes:
- Copying another student's test paper in academic work;
- During a test, using materials that are not authorized by the test administrator;
- Without permission, collaborating with another student during a test or in academic preparation;
- Using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting the contents of an unadministered test.
- "Plagiarism" is defined as presentation for credit as one's own idea or product derived from an existing source.
- "Collusion" is defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for credit.
- Students found guilty of academic dishonesty in the classroom, off-campus site, or testing center will be dropped with an "F" from the course in which he/she is cheating. If one student is caught taking a test for another, both will be dropped from the course with an "F".This policy will be strictly enforced and there will be no exceptions.