This section of the academic integrity website will help you understand Molloy College's rules and expectations for engaging in honest research and coursework while completing assignments and exams.
Certain guidelines of academic integrity need to be specified in order to enhance the traditional relationship between faculty and students involved in their sincere pursuit to attain excellence. The professional and legal rights of all members within the College community are to be recognized and upheld with the highest standards of mutual respect and honesty.
Engaging in any form of academic dishonesty includes:
A) Cheating - utilizing a source other than self either during an exam or in completion of an assignment
B) Fabrication - intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information
C) Facilitating Academic Dishonesty:
- Allowing another student to copy during an exam or take-home assignment
- Allowing your work to be represented as another student's work
- Supplying information regarding examinations to others
- Not fully participating as a cooperative member in group work
D) Plagiarism - failure to cite another's direct words, poor paraphrasing, or rephrasing another's work as to represent them as one's own
For complete policies and procedures governing academic integrity, see the Student Handbook.
Molloy College Academic Integrity Statement
Molloy College is dedicated to the Catholic and Dominican ideals or truth and academic excellence. As such, every member of the community shares in the responsibility for protecting the academic integrity of the Institution. The commitment to academic honor reaffirms the high ethical standards that are fundamental to the mission of Molloy College. By signing an honor pledge, students take personal responsibility to uphold the standards of truth and free inquiry while sharing in the common commitment to protect these principles and the value of a Molloy College degree.
Molloy College Academic Honor Pledge
As a member of Molloy College, Catholic and Dominican in tradition, I dedicate myself to the ideals of truth, scholarship, and justice. I pledge to demonstrate personal and academic integrity in all matters. I promise to be honest and accountable for my actions and to uphold the Honor System to better myself and those around me. I will refrain from any form of academic dishonesty or deception.
Poor Paraphrasing leads to Plagiarism
Consequences of Academic Integrity Infractions
If a student is engaged in any form of academic dishonesty, instructors submit a complaint form to the Marion Flomenhaft, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Services. Students must act on the email notification within 14-days or their future use of the Registrar's Office will be restricted.