Academic dishonesty, academic misconduct, academic fraud and academic integrity are related concepts that refer to various actions on the part of students that go against the expected norms of a learning institution. (Source: Wikipedia)
an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author (Source: Dictionary.com)
a restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording. (Source: Dictionary.com)
Law - property that results from original creative thought, as patents, copyright material, and trademarks. (Source: Dictionary.com)
Plagiarism is also misrepresentation and includes handing in someone else's work, ideas, or answers as your own. Regardless of whether it happens inadvertently through hasty research or on purpose through unethical choices, it is plagiarism just the same.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to the following:
Plagiarism is to present as one's own, the ideas, words, or creative product of another. Credit must be given to the source for direct quotations, paraphrases, ideas, and facts, which are not common knowledge. Plagiarism also includes using print, electronic, or other source material without acknowledgment or in any way that makes such material appear as one's own.
Collusion occurs when any student knowingly or intentionally helps another student perform an act of academic dishonesty. Collusion in an act of academic dishonesty and will be disciplined in the same manner as the act itself.
Source: OCC 2018-2019 Faculty Handbook.