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Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to the five basic values: Honesty, Trust, Fairness, Respect, and Responsibility. Academic communities are able to translate ideals into action by following these principles of behavior. The search for truth and knowledge in an academic community of integrity is advanced by requiring intellectual and personal honesty in learning, teaching, research, and service.

To remain in good standing with Baptist College of Health Sciences, students are expected to demonstrate academic honesty, integrity, civility and respect for others. Academic integrity is defined as implicit or explicit behaviors that exemplify honesty and truthful representation of personal academic work. Cheating, lying, and plagiarism are each examples of destructive and unethical behaviors that reflect deception or dishonesty.

The faculty member is responsible for maintaining order in the classroom and providing an environment that is conducive to learning. If a student refuses to practice honesty and courtesy in the classroom, the instructor will take immediate action, as referenced in the BCHS Student Handbook. Students plagiarizing or cheating on any academic or clinical work are subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from Baptist College. A report of any disciplinary action taken will become a part of the student's permanent record.