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CHEM.1210: Chemistry I - Cunningham

Policies and Procedures

  1. You must be a positive contributor to the community of learners (increasing the learning of the group).
  2. You must come to the class properly prepared (with readings and assignments completed)
  3. Full participation is required. This includes two evening sessions where additional content will be covered.
  4. Your work products must be at the highest quality, and submitted on time.
  5. Your right to a fair learning environment and cheating:

    If you have ever been in a class where you knew that students were cheating, you know how unfair that was to the other students and how uncomfortable it made you. You have the right to learn and be tested in an environment free of cheating! While the professor will work to discourage and punish cheaters, you must do your part. If you know someone is cheating get them to stop or turn them in. When you are part of the solution, you will all have a fair and comfortable learning environment.
  6. According to the official College policy:

    "The following definitions are provided for the information of all students and constitute official notice of prohibited academic practice and behavior.
    1. Cheating is defined as 1) misrepresenting academic work done by another as one’s own efforts, whether such misrepresentation has been accomplished with or without the permission of the other individual, 2) providing or utilizing prohibited assistance (whether in the nature of a person or a resource) in the performance of assignments and examinations, 3) copying another person’s work or giving or receiving information or answers by any means of communication during an examination, 4) utilization of the services of a commercial term paper company, and 5) the unauthorized or fraudulent acquisition and/or use of another’s academic property.
    2. Plagiarism is defined as 1) direct quotation or word-for-word copying of all or part of the work of another without identification or acknowledgment of the quoted work, 2) extensive use of acknowledged quotation from the work of others which is joined together by a few words or lines of one’s own text, and 3) an abbreviated restatement of someone else’s analysis or conclusion, however skillfully paraphrased, without acknowledgment that another person’s text has been the basis for the recapitulation."

The consequences of academic dishonesty can include grade reductions, public apology, course failure, and even expulsion from the University. Cheating is highly disruptive, I expect students to report any instances of cheating or plagiarism that they observe. I take cheating and plagiarism very seriously!!! I sincerely hope that this is the last time this subject comes up this semester.