Plagiarism Policy

The Academic Senate of Cerro Coso Community College enforces the District Policy 4F8G as the following:

Every instructor has the responsibility and authority for dealing with such instances of cheating and plagiarism as may occur in class. An instructor who determines that a student has cheated or plagiarized has a range of many options, which may be as severe as giving the student a failing grade for the course. Furthermore, the student may face other penalties as stated in the college's Student Conduct Policy. Finally, it must be understood that a student who knowingly aids in another student's cheating e.g., permitting the other student to copy a paper or examination question, is as guilty as the other of the offense. A student charged with cheating or plagiarism is entitled to appeal that charge by means of the college's Student Conduct Policies and Procedures .