INTELLECTUAL HONESTY POLICY
(The Intellectual Honesty Policy and Procedures in Cases of Academic Dishonesty may be found on page 16 of the Student Handbook.) [Click on “Student Handbook” under the heading, “Campus Resources and Services.”]
In accordance with the Trinity College Student Integrity Contract, students are expected to abide by the highest standards of intellectual honesty in all academic exercises. Intellectual honesty assumes that students do their own work and that they credit properly those upon whose work and thought they draw. It is the responsibility of each student to make sure that he or she is fully aware of what constitutes intellectually honest work in every examination, quiz, paper, laboratory report, or other academic exercise submitted for evaluation in a course at Trinity College.
Examples of intellectual dishonesty include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Multiple submission of the same or similar work without prior written permission of the instructor(s). Examples include:
a. Submitting the same work, or substantially the same work, for more than one course without the prior permission of all instructors involved.
b. Submitting the same work, or substantially the same work, as that submitted by another student without the prior permission of all instructors involved.
c. Submitting the same work, or substantially the same work, as was used in a previous course or at another school, without the prior permission of all instructors involved.
2. Unauthorized collaboration. Collaborating on any academic work without the prior permission of the instructor(s) is dishonest.
3. Unauthorized possession and/or distribution of an examination.
4. Consultation of unauthorized materials during an examination.
5. Failure to comply with an instructor’s specific instructions with respect to academic honesty. Students who are uncertain about the terms of academic integrity for any particular course or assignment should ask the instructor for explicit guidelines.
6. Falsification or misrepresentation of one’s own academic record or that of anyone else.
7. Falsification or misrepresentation of data, information, or quotations.
8. Preparing work for another student.
9. Use of another person’s work. Examples include:
a. Copying from another student’s exam or paper.
b. Submitting, as one’s own, work that someone else did.
c. Plagiarism. (A discussion of plagiarism is found on pages 48-49 of the Student Handbook.)