Cheating and Plagiarism
UNIVERSITY’S POLICY ON ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
Each student is expected to maintain academic ethics and honesty in all its forms,
and to avoid cheating and plagiarism defined by the Student Rights and Responsibilities
Code (Code of Conduct) .
Cheating is the act of using or attempting to use or providing others with unauthorized
information, materials or study aids in academic work. Cheating includes, but is not
limited to, passing examination answers to or taking examinations for someone else,
or preparing or copying other's academic work.
Plagiarism is the act of appropriating another person's or group's ideas or work (written,
computerized, artistic, etc.) or portions thereof and passing them off as the product
of one's own work in any academic exercise or activity.
Fabrication is the use of invented information or the falsification of research or
other findings. Examples include but are not limited to:
CATCHING OR SUSPECTING ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
- Discuss the misconduct with the student in a confidential environment.
- If you determine an academic infraction occurred, the student must be notified of
the sanction or outcome, within ten (10) business days.
- Faculty may establish a student-faculty resolution in place of traditional sanctions
for first time infractions. These resolutions are typically informal, and must still
be reported to Judicial Affairs. If the student is not found responsible for future
academic infractions, the record will not be made permanent.
- Sanctions and resolutions may include warning, retaking an assignment or exam, failing
the assignment or exam, failing the class, suspension, or withholding a degree. For
a complete list, refer to Code of Conduct. Sanctions should be applied fairly and consistently, and should be commensurate
to the infraction.
- Report the infraction and sanction or resolution to Judicial Affairs. Reports may
be made on a formal or informal basis. Typically, less severe, first time incidents
are not entered on to a student’s permanent disciplinary record. Students may appeal
an academic sanction within ten (10) days of outcome notification to the appropriate
chair or dean.