ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY
The maintenance of academic honesty and integrity is a
vital concern of the University community. Any student found in violation of the
standards of academic honesty shall be subject to both academic and disciplinary
sanctions. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Cheating: Copying or attempting to copy from an
academic test or examination of another student; using or attempting to use
unauthorized materials, information, notes, study aids or other devices for an
academic test, examination or exercise; engaging or attempting to engage the
assistance of another individual in misrepresenting the academic performance
of a student; or communicating information in an unauthorized manner to
another person for an academic test, examination or exercise.
- Fabrication and falsification: Falsifying or
fabricating any information or citation in any academic exercise, work,
speech, test or examination. Falsification is the alteration of information,
while fabrication is the invention or counterfeiting of information.
- Plagiarism: Presenting the work of another as
one's own (i.e., without proper acknowledgment of the source) and submitting
examinations, theses, reports, speeches, drawings, laboratory notes or other
academic work in whole or in part as one's own when such work has been
prepared by another person or copied from another person.
- Abuse of academic materials and/or equipment:
Destroying, defacing, stealing, or making inaccessible library or other
academic resource material.
- Complicity in academic dishonesty: Helping or
attempting to help another student to commit an act of academic dishonesty.
- Falsifying grade reports: Changing or destroying
grades, scores or markings on an examination or in an instructor's records.
- Misrepresentation to avoid academic work:
Misrepresentation by fabricating an otherwise justifiable excuse such as
illness, injury, accident, etc., in order to avoid or delay timely submission
of academic work or to avoid or delay the taking of a test or examination.
- Other Acts of Academic Dishonesty: Academic
units and members of the faculty may prescribe and give students prior written
notice of additional standards of conduct for academic honesty in a particular
course, and violation of any such standard shall constitute the Student Code.
The respective colleges of the University have
jurisdiction over procedural matters concerning academic dishonesty. Just as the
task of inculcating values of academic honesty reside with the faculty, the
faculty are entrusted with the discretionary authority to decide how incidents
of academic dishonesty are to be resolved. The complete
policy for Procedures and Sanction and Appeal are available in the Student Code
of Conduct, Article VI: Academic Integrity in the Student Handbook,
Graduate student policies may differ. See the
08 Mar 2006