Academic Integrity Statement
    Newport Schools

    Academic dishonesty of any type, including cheating and plagiarism, is unacceptable at Newport Schools. Academic dishonesty is punishable by failure of the test, examination, term paper, or other assignment on which cheating occurred. Repeated offences in the same course may result in failure of the course for that academic period in which cheating occurred or for the entire semester or year and loss of credit(s). In addition, disciplinary proceedings in cases of academic dishonesty may result in penalties of warning, disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion.

    It is unacceptable to falsify the data upon which you base your ideas or to present the ideas of others as your own, either intentionally or unintentionally. Academic integrity cannot tolerate either cheating or plagiarism.

    Cheating is the use or attempted use of fraud, deception or misrepresentation in any academic exercise.

    Plagiarism is representing the words or ideas of another as one's own work in any academic exercise. One should acknowledge ideas which originate with others or words which are taken from another source. Take clear notes in which you keep your own thoughts apart from those you acquire during your reading so that you do not inadvertently submit the words or ideas of others as your own. Obviously, learning involves reading, digesting and understanding the thoughts and ideas of experts, but always try to make your own thoughts central in the process.

    Faculty are encouraged to discuss with students the application of these standards to work in each course.

    When in doubt consult your teacher responsible for the assignment.

     (Adopted from the Brooklyn College Policy Council, May 8, 1991)