Academic integrity is a basic principle, which requires that students take credit only for ideas and efforts that are their own. Cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty are defined as the submission of materials in assignments, exams, or other academic work that is based on sources prohibited by the faculty member. Substantial portions of academic work that a student has submitted for a course may not be resubmitted for credit in another course without the knowledge and advance permission of the instructor. Academic dishonesty is further defined in the Student Code of Conduct.


Cheating, Plagiarism, or Other Forms of Academic Dishonesty:

  • using material sources not authorized by the faculty member during an examination or assignment;
  • utilizing devices that are not authorized by the faculty member during an examination or assignment;
  • providing assistance to another student or receiving assistance from another student during an examination or assignment in a manner not authorized by the faculty member;
  • presenting as their own the ideas or works of another person without proper acknowledgement of sources;
  • knowingly permitting their works to be submitted by another person without the faculty member's permission;
  • acting as a substitute or utilizing a substitute in any examination or assignment
  • fabricating data in support of laboratory or field work;
  • possessing, buying, selling, obtaining, or using a copy of any material intended to be used as an instrument of examination or in an assignment in advance of its administration;
  • altering grade records of their own or another student's work; or
  • offering a monetary payment or other remuneration in exchange for a grade

In addition to any adverse academic action, which may result from engaging in academically dishonest behavior, the University specifically reserves the right to address and sanction the conduct involved through the Student Judicial Review Procedure outlined on this website in the Student Conduct section. Academic actions are reviewable under the Academic Dispute Resolution Procedure.

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