Academic Integrity (Cheating and Plagiarism)

As members of the college community, students at Cañada are expected to demonstrate integrity in all academic endeavors. Students are evaluated on their own merits, so they should protect academic integrity at Cañada College and be proud of their achievements.

Academic Integrity Resources


General principles of academic integrity include the concept of respect for the intellectual property of others, the expectation that individual work will be submitted unless otherwise allowed by an instructor, and the obligations both to protect one’s own academic work from misuse by others and to avoid using another’s work as one’s own. Faculty, with the full support of the college, have the right to take standards of academic integrity into account when assigning grades. All students are expected to understand and abide by these principles.

Any act which gains or is intended to gain an unfair academic advantage or which compromises the integrity of the academic standards of the college may be considered an act of academic dishonesty.
Cheating and Plagiarism are violations of the Academic Integrity Policy and the Student Code of Conduct and will result in appropriate disciplinary action.

Students seeking further information concerning these guidelines should contact the Office of the Vice President, Student Services, Building 8, room 209 or see the College Catalog's information on Student Conduct.