Students are expected to maintain the highest academic standards while enrolled in CTC classes. Most examples of academic misconduct fall under the general category of cheating. Cheating involves the unauthorized use of information, materials, devices, sources, or practices in completing academic activities.
Plagiarism, a type of cheating, is the presentation of another person’s work as your own, without proper acknowledgement of the source, with or without the creator’s permission, intentionally or unintentionally.
By taking CTC courses, you agree that all required papers, exams, class projects or other assignments completed for credit may be submitted to SafeAssign or similar third parties to be reviewed and evaluated for originality and intellectual integrity.
Resources on plagiarism include:
- Plagiarism.org (https://plagiarism.org/)
- Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) (https://owl.purdue.edu/).
- CTC Library (https://www.ctcd.edu/academics/library/)
Although plagiarism continues to be an issue, the digital age has given students new ways to cheat and faculty new ways to identify cheating. CTC has employed various tactics for detecting possible academic misconduct, to include BioSig-ID™ and BioSight-ID™. Go to the Student Resources Quick Link in the menu bar above for more information.
View the Academic Misconduct Policy in the CTC Catalog (https://www.ctcd.edu/academics/catalogs/catalog-texas/academic-policies/academic-misconduct-policy/) or the Student Handbook (https://www.ctcd.edu/sites/ctcd/assets/File/Student%20Life/studenthandbook.pdf).