- 02 - Introduction/About
03 - Cheating and Plagiarism
FVL expects all students will honor the principles of honesty and truth as taught in God’s Word. This means that all academic work will be done by the student to whom it was assigned without unauthorized aid of any kind. All research sources must be cited fully and accurately. The school reserves the right to use academic screening companies to check for the authenticity of student work. Cheating may result in suspension or removal from cocurricular activities including, but not limited to National Honor Society.
The following guidelines have been established concerning cheating and plagiarism:
- Offenses will be categorized depending on circumstances, severity, and previous history.
- Immediate consequences may include—but are not limited to—warnings, grade deductions or failures, detentions, work redone, and partial or full suspensions.
- Gross disregard for the cheating and plagiarism policy or a well-established pattern of a dishonest work ethic may result in failure of the course and no credit earned.
Obtaining or attempting to obtain, or aiding another to obtain credit for work, or any improvement in evaluation of performance, by any dishonest or deceptive means.
Using the ideas or work of another person or persons as if they were one's own without giving proper credit to the source.
- CORE ASSESSMENT
An assessment that must be completed in order to earn credit for the semester.
- MINOR OFFENSE
Often related to poor understanding of proper citation technique or overuse of unoriginal content. If related to core assessment, likely unintentional. If intentional, likely indicates temporary lapse in judgment rather than premeditation.
- MAJOR OFFENSE
Premeditated attempt to use other nonoriginal content in place of one's own work despite clear understanding of expectations. Likely, but not limited to, core assessments. May involve coordination with others.
Levels do not necessarily reflect a progression. They may also reflect severity of the offense.
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