Academic Integrity

Each student is expected to maintain academic ethics and honesty in all its forms, and to avoid cheating and plagiarism defined by the Student Code of Conduct.

TYPES OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

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.

UNINTENTIONAL PLAGIARISM IS STILL PLAGIARISM

FABRICATION is the use of invented or falsified information, research or other findings.

EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

  • Copying from another persons assignment or exam
  • Letting someone else copy from your assignment or exam
  • Copying and pasting, without giving proper credit to or paraphrasing the source
  • Unauthorized group work
  • Passing off your own past or current work for other assignments, without permission from the instructor(s)
  • Using online test banks

IF YOU ARE FOUND RESPONSIBLE FOR ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

  • Attempt to resolve the issue with your instructor first.
  • If you are not able to resolve the issue with the instructor, you have the right to appeal the decision to the department chair, then the Dean if necessary.
  • Consult with the Ombuds for assistance with the process and information on your rights.
  • You cannot be removed from class until you've had the opportunity to exhaust appeals, or unless the misconduct is severe or you pose a threat to the classroom environment or others.
  • Faculty are required to report the incident to the Student Conduct Office.