Academic Integrity

Policies & Procedures

The Mid-State Board, administration, faculty and staff believe that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental to the mission of higher education. All students are expected to maintain and promote the highest standards of personal honesty and professional integrity. These standards apply to all examinations, assigned work and projects. Therefore, a student who is found to have been dishonest, fraudulent or deceptive in the completion of work or willing to help others to be so or who is found to have plagiarized (presented the work of others as his or her own) is subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Copying another student’s work.
  • Turning in the work of another person and not giving them credit.
  • Claiming credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation.
  • Claiming Credit for information generated by Artificial Intelligence (AI), such as ChatGPT.