The College is committed to a spirit of intellectual inquiry rooted in the ethical behavior of its participants. This means that certain acts which affect the integrity of learning are not permissible. Engaging in dishonest or unethical behavior may result in disciplinary action taken against the student by the instructor, department or other appropriate College official. The following are examples, but not the full range of prohibited behavior in the classroom, studio, laboratory, library, computer center, or at internship or other college learning sites. Students cannot:
- Ask for, give or receive help during tests, examinations, or quizzes or other evaluations without permission of the instructor
- Utilize books, papers, computer-based media or other materials and equipment during tests, examinations, quizzes or other evaluations without permission of the instructor
- Engage in plagiarism by submitting or using as their own another person's oral, written or computer-based work. All sources of material must be credited.
- Use another person's data, solutions, computer account, or calculations without the appropriate authorized permission.
- Steal, mutilate, alter or deface library materials, computer-based media or other academic materials.
- Illegally copy materials (print, audiovisual or computer-based media) that are protected under provisions of the copyright laws of the United States or foreign countries. (See the MVCC Copyright Policy).
NOTE: MVCC complies with Federal regulations with regard to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities for the person with disabilities. Portions of this policy will be waived to meet those regulations as stated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.