Academic Misconduct Procedure

​Academic Misconduct Subject to Sanction

The following acts by students are considered academic misconduct and are prohibited:

  • Engaging in any form of plagiarism, which is defined as the appropriation of and use of another person's writing, and passing it off as the product of one's own efforts, or copying any work and submitting it as original work.
  • Falsifying with respect to any examination, paper, project, application, recommendation, transcript, or test, or by any dishonest means whatsoever, or by aiding or abetting another student to do so.
  • Using materials or collaborating with another person (or persons) during a test or any other assignment without authorization.
  • Substituting for another student, or permitting another person to substitute for oneself, to take an exam, course or test, or to provide the work for any assigned project.
  • The acquisition of grades, academic credits, degrees, honors, awards, certification, or professional endorsements by means of cheating.
  • Failing to comply with the policies of the student's program or department stated in College publications.

Investigation and Charge Procedure for Alleged Violations

An instructor who believes a student has violated the Academic Misconduct Policy should complete an Academic Misconduct Report Form (attached), attach all documentation used to come to this conclusion, and send a copy to the Dean/Provost, Judicial Officer, and the student.

Please read Loading...​ Academic Misconduct for further details and for faculty instructions on how to complete the misconduct form. Visit the DMACC Student Conduct site for more information.


The instructor may reduce the student's grade, including the assignment of a failing grade (F) for all or any portion of the course. Sanctions may only be imposed after the proper steps have been followed as outlined in Loading...​​.