2015-2016 Catalog

Cheating and Plagiarism

It is assumed that all Western Wyoming Community College students understand the terms ‘cheating’ and ‘plagiarism’. At the discretion of the instructor involved, the discipline for cheating and plagiarism in any course may range from “F” for the assignment to dismissal from the course with a grade of “F”.

Because of the nature of certain specialized programs (i.e., health science students deal with the safety and well-being of hospital patients), cheating and plagiarism may result in not only an ‘F’ in the course, but immediate dismissal from the program. Specific procedures are ad­dressed in the handbook of each of these specialized areas.

Students who feel they have been unfairly dismissed by an instructor may appeal the decision through the College’s due process procedures.