CCA students are expected to maintain standards of academic integrity. The college defines four types of academic dishonesty:

  • Cheating, or the intentional use or attempted use of unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic or studio exercise
  • Fabrication, or the intentional and unauthorized fabrication or invention of any information or citation in any academic or studio exercise
  • Plagiarism, or the intentional or knowing representation of words, images, concepts, or ideas of another as one's own in any academic or studio exercise
  • Facilitating academic dishonesty, or intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate any provision of this code

The Academic Integrity Code is to be upheld and enforced by all CCA students and faculty members. Depending on the nature and severity of the incident, violations of this code may result in academic or disciplinary sanctions, or both, up to and including failure of the course and dismissal from the college.

More information about the college's procedures regarding violations of the Academic Integrity Code can be obtained from the associate or assistant directors of the four academic divisions. All violations of academic integrity, along with any resulting actions or sanctions, are subject to review by the Provost.

Students who wish to dispute allegations of academic dishonesty or resulting sanctions may follow the procedures described in Academic Petitions.

Responsible Expression

The college encourages frank discussion and honest expression in the studio and classroom. Art and learning require the open exchange of different ideas and perspectives. All students at CCA should feel free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in their course of study and to create art that expresses their ideas with boldness and conviction.

However, each individual's freedom of expression must also be weighed with our shared goal of creating a vibrant and inclusive artistic and intellectual community. For this reason, CCA does not condone expression that singles out specific people or groups for gratuitous insult or that interferes with the learning experience of other members of the college community. Repeated abusive or disruptive expression or expression in a manner that violates the college's policies against unlawful discrimination and harassment may lead to disciplinary action.