Academic integrity is about doing what is right, fair, and honest in all aspects of learning.  The following list, compiled by the members of the English Department and approved by all departments, clearly delineates violations of academic integrity. Each point will be reviewed and discussed in every English class; however, the contract is valid across all disciplines. Any violation carries the consequence stated in the Delone Catholic handbook. 

  1. Sharing or Copying Assignments (Minor offense) - For the loaner, providing one's work for another to copy. For the copier, taking or accepting someone's work and submitting it as his/her own.

  2.  Plagiarism (Major B offense) - Taking anyone else’s (Internet source, textbook, published author, etc.) work and submitting it as his/her own.
    1. applying another’s direct quotations without proper citation within specific discipline.
    2. paraphrasing a unique, original idea without proper citation within specific discipline.
    3. using art, illustration, icon or photos of another without citation.
    Note: Students will be completing an online tutorial program through Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana that certifies the individual student's recognition, understanding, and avoidance of plagiarism.
  3. Cheating (Major B offense) - Using unauthorized notes or textbooks, supports, aids, materials, etc. or knowingly assisting others without authorization. Other forms of cheating include but are not limited to: giving test questions and/or answers to other students, claiming to have submitted an assignment when you have not, conferring with classmates during the exam--looking at another person’s answers or allowing another to look at yours--the unauthorized use of cell phone or other electronic device to aid in the exam.

  Additional Honor Code Violations

  • Using shortcuts to learning such as watching a television program, movie, or scanning a plot line when a teacher is expecting you to have read the entire book/script.
  • Sharing the contents of a test you have taken in a previous period.>
  • Utilizing the internet or other resources for foreign language translations when a teacher is expecting you to do the work.

If at any time a student is unsure of his/her actions regarding academic integrity, he/she should see the teacher for clarification.