Academic Honesty Tutorial
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Academic Honesty Tutorial

Academic honesty is essential to the individual growth and development of students at Athens Technical College. Upon admission to the college, each student is obligated to uphold the highest ethical standards in academic endeavors. Athens Technical College has a responsibility for ensuring that the grades assigned are indicative of the knowledge and skill level of each student. Acts of academic dishonesty hinder the college's ability to fulfill this responsibility. Faculty have the primary responsibility to ensure that academic honesty is maintained in the courses they teach. Students share the responsibility for maintaining academic honesty by refraining from acts of academic dishonesty and by notifying instructors of observed or known incidents of academic dishonesty committed by others. Students who fail to report incidents of academic dishonesty are subject to being charged with violating this academic honesty policy.

(Athens Technical College, Student Code of Conduct, p. 85)



Athens Technical College's policy on academic honesty is described in the Student Code of Conduct. This policy includes several sections outlining the types of actions that are prohibited, as well as the process by which students can be adjudicated if they are found to have violated the policy. All students are responsible for knowing this information and abiding by it. This web-based tutorial will assist students with understanding the definition of academic honesty and the types of behavior prohibited under the policy. Each of the following pages contains an excerpt from the academic honesty policy which explains the prohibited conduct. For optimal use, use the the Firefox browser for this module.

1. Read the information on each page, and then answer each quiz question on that page. You will only have one opportunity to answer each question, and you will be given immediate feedback as to whether you answered correctly or incorrectly.

2. After you have answered all questions on a page, move on to the next page by clicking the "next page" button on the lower left.

3. After you have completed all sections you will be instructed to enter your FULL name and print your results.

(In order to proceed between pages, click the "next page" button at the lower left.)


Prohibited Conduct

Academic honesty is defined as performing all academic work without plagiarism, cheating, lying, tampering, falsifying, stealing, purchasing, giving, or receiving unauthorized assistance from any other person or using any source of information that is not common knowledge without properly acknowledging the source. Academic dishonesty means performing, attempting to perform, or assisting any other person in performing academic work that does not meet this standard of academic honesty. Academic work means any act performed in connection with work required to be submitted, being prepared to be submitted, or actually submitted for an academic grade and academic advancement in connection with courses and programs offered in all types of learning environments by Athens Technical College. Academic work includes, but is not limited to, examinations, exercises, quizzes, term papers, required drafts of assignments, required attendance, reports, presentations and speeches, laboratory work, online assignments, scientific experiments, clinical and practicum rotations, and internship assignments. No student shall perform, attempt to perform, or assist another in performing any act of dishonesty on academic work to be submitted for academic credit or advancement. A student does not have to intend to violate the honesty policy to be found in violation. Furthermore, lack of knowledge of the provisions of this policy is not an acceptable response to an allegation of academic dishonesty.

(Athens Technical College, Student Handbook, p. 87) 


a. Plagiarism—Submission for academic advancement the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of another that are not common knowledge, without appropriate attribution to that other person. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following acts when performed without appropriate attribution: 

i. Directly quoting all or part of another person's written or spoken words without quotation marks, as appropriate to the discipline; 

ii. Paraphrasing all or part of another person's written or spoken words without notes or documentation within the body of the work; 

iii. Presenting an idea, theory, or formula originated by another person as the original work of the person submitting that work; 

iv. Repeating information, such as statistics or demographics, which is not common knowledge and which was originally compiled by another person; 

v. Purchasing (or receiving in any other manner) a term paper or other assignment that is the work of another person and submitting that term paper or other assignment as the student's own work.

(Athens Technical College, Student Code of Conduct, p. 88) 

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b. Unauthorized assistance—Giving or receiving assistance in connection with any examination or other academic work that has not been authorized by an instructor. During examinations, quizzes, lab work, and similar activities, students are to assume that any assistance (such as books, notes, calculators, and conversations with others) is unauthorized unless it has been specifically authorized by an instructor. Examples of prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to, the following when not authorized: 

i. Copying, or allowing another to copy, answers to an examination; 

ii. Transmitting or receiving, during an examination, information that is within the scope of the material to be covered by that examination (including transmission orally, in writing, by sign, electronic signal, or other manner); 

iii. Giving or receiving answers to an examination scheduled for a later time; 

iv. Completing for another, or allowing another to complete for you, all or part of an assignment (such as a paper, exercise, homework assignment, presentation, report, computer application, laboratory experiment, or computation); 

v. Submitting a group assignment, or allowing that assignment to be submitted, representing that the project is the work of all the members of the group when less than all of the group members assisted substantially in its preparation; 

vi. Unauthorized use of a programmable calculator or other electronic device.

(Athens Technical College, Student Code of Conduct, p. 88)

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c. Lying/Tampering—Giving any false information in connection with the performance of any academic work or in connection with any proceeding under this policy. This includes, but is not limited to: 

i. Giving false reasons (in advance or after the fact) for failure to complete academic work. This includes, for example, giving false excuses to an instructor or to any college official for failure to attend an exam or to complete academic work; 

ii. Falsifying the results of any laboratory or experimental work or fabricating any data or information; 

iii. Altering any academic work after it has been submitted for academic credit and requesting academic credit for the altered work, unless such alterations are part of an assignment (such as a request of an instructor to revise the academic work); 

iv. Altering grade, lab, or attendance 

vii. Submitting for academic advancement an item of academic work that has been submitted (even when submitted previously by that student) for credit in another course, unless done pursuant to authorization from the instructor supervising the work or containing fair attribution to the original work.

(Athens Technical College, Student Code of Conduct, p. 88) 

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d. Theft—Stealing, taking, or procuring in any other unauthorized manner (such as by physical removal from an instructor's office or unauthorized inspection of computerized material) information related to any academic work (such as exams, grade records, forms used in grading, books, papers, computer equipment and data, and laboratory materials and data).

(Athens Technical College, Student Code of Conduct, p. 88) 

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e. Other—Failure by a student to comply with a duty imposed under this policy.

(Athens Technical College, Student Code of Conduct, p. 88) 

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