Academic integrity, doing one’s own work in course assignments and on tests, is one of the most important values in higher education. Receiving credit for plagiarizing or cheating violates the value of all degrees conferred. It is unacceptable for students to submit another person’s work as their own. If students quote, summarize, paraphrase or use an author’s idea, they must acknowledge the source; otherwise, they are plagiarizing. Allowing others to accept credit for work not their own is also cheating. Students who plagiarize or cheat will be held accountable by their instructor and are subject to the sanctions outlined in the Academic Misconduct Procedure. (ES 4670  ) See also:

The following link provides the educational services procedure (ES 4670) regarding academic misconduct.

Academic Integrity is a fundamental principle of institutions of higher learning and DMACC is committed to helping students understand their ethical obligation to do their own work and give appropriate credit when they reference another person's work.