Academic Integrity and Student Responsibilities

Academic Integrity
A detailed statement of what constitutes academic honesty and plagiarism is included this Catalog. By registering for a course, students agree to abide by this statement. Academic dishonesty will result in disciplinary action and possible dismissal from the College. The College is committed to helping students understand the seriousness of plagiarism, which is defined as the use of the work and ideas of others without proper documentation. Students who submit course materials or examination responses that are found to be plagiarized will receive an F on the plagiarized assignment, may receive a grade of F for the course and may face dismissal from the College.

Student Responsibilities
Thomas Edison State College students are expected to exhibit the highest level of academic citizenship. In particular, students are expected to read and follow all policies, procedures and program information guidelines contained in publications; pursue their learning goals with honesty and integrity; demonstrate that they are progressing satisfactorily and in a timely fashion by meeting course deadlines and following outlined procedures; observe a code of mutual respect in dealing with mentors, staff and other students; behave in a manner consistent with the standards and codes of their professions; keep official records updated regarding changes in name, address, telephone number or e-mail address; and meet financial obligations in a timely manner. Students not practicing good academic citizenship may be subject to disciplinary action including suspension, dismissal or financial holds on records.