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Academic Integrity

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:

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).

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Generative AI tools without instructor approval violates the CTC academic integrity policy.

The use of AI-based tools (such as ChatGPT) to complete any course submission is not permissible unless specifically allowed by your instructor. Instructor-approved usage of AI-based tools on any assignment will require usage transparency. Transparency is obtained by clearly marking "AI output,” including the specific tool(s) used, and listing the text of your query/prompts used. For example, if you use ChatGPT-3, you must cite "ChatGPT-3. (YYYY, Month DD of query). "Text of your query/prompt." Generated using OpenAI. https://chat.openai.com/.”

Please be aware that material generated by these programs may be inaccurate, incomplete, or otherwise insignificant. Use your best judgment when including it in your work.

Any plagiarism or other cheating will be addressed using the CTC Academic Integrity Policy above.

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