Red Rocks Community College Procedure

Title: Academic Integrity
Number: RRPR 1-50 Approved:  12/4/07
Effective: 12/04/07 Revised:  

Purpose: To define academic integrity.
Scope: All Red Rocks Community College students, staff and faculty


Academic integrity is the ethical foundation of the academic community.

The Academic Standards Committee has oversight of the Academic Integrity definition, which is published in the Student Handbook and Catalog. The Student Grievance Procedure defines the process for a student appeal related to Academic Integrity.

Everyone associated with the College’s academic community has a responsibility for establishing, maintaining and fostering academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is the intentional act of fraud when an individual claims credit for the work of another, uses unauthorized materials or fabricates information in any scholarly exercise. Academic dishonesty also includes, but is not limited to, forging educational documents, damaging or destroying the work of another, or assisting others in acts of academic deception. Anybody who becomes aware of an incident of academic dishonesty should report the occurrence to a faculty member, department chair, or administrator. Those committing academic dishonesty will be subject to disciplinary action: failing the assignment and/or the course and/or being expelled from the college.

Following are some principles associated with academic integrity.

  • Cite (give credit) for words and/or ideas that are not one’s own.
  • Use information, computer programs, disks, another person’s work, study aids and /or other materials only when allowed.
  • Remove materials from the library, labs and other college facilities only when an official representative of the college grants permission.
  • Use copyrighted materials only with permission.
  • Refuse to help anyone commit an act of academic dishonesty.
  • Use only the resources specifically allowed when completing a test or other assignment.


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