Academic Integrity

Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct May Include an Act in Which a Student:

  • Seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation;
  • Uses unauthorized materials or fabricated data in any academic exercise;
  • Forges or falsifies academic documents or records;
  • Intentionally impedes or damages the academic work of others;
  • Engages in conduct aimed at making false representation of a student's academic performance; or
  • Assists other students in any of these acts

Examples of Academic Misconduct Include, but are not Limited to:

  • Cheating on an examination;
  • Collaborating with others in work to be presented, contrary to the stated rules of the course;
  • Submitting a paper or assignment as one's own work when a part or all of the paper or assignment is the work of another;
  • Submitting a paper or assignment that contains ideas or research of others without appropriately identifying the sources of those ideas;
  • Stealing examinations or course materials;
  • Submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course;
  • Tampering with the laboratory experiment or computer program of another student;
  • Knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above, including assistance in an arrangement whereby any work, classroom performance, examination or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other than the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed.