Academic Misconduct

Fabrication

Fabrication is the falsification of research or other findings. Examples include:

  1. Citing information not actually taken from the source indicated;
  2. Listing in a bibliography sources not actually consulted; or
  3. Inventing data or other information for research or other academic projects.

Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct is the violation or attempted violation of University policies by tampering with grades, tests, and/or testing procedures. Examples include:

  1. Taking a test for someone else, or permitting someone else to take a test or course in your place.
  2. Obtaining or sharing all or part of an unadministered exam.
  3. Changing or being an accessory to changing a grade in a grade book, on a test, on a "Change of Grade" form, or other official academic University record which relates to grades.
  4. Continuing to work on an examination or project after the specified allotted time has elapsed.

Cheating

Cheating is the act or attempted act of deception in which an individual misrepresents what he/she has mastered in subject matter in an academic project. Similarly, it includes the attempt to gain an academic advantage by the use of illegal or illegitimate means. Examples include:

  1. Copying from another student's test paper;
  2. Allowing another student to copy from your test paper.
  3. Using the course textbook, or other material such as a notebook, during a test when unauthorized for use.
  4. Collaborating during a test with another person by receiving or providing information without the permission of the instructor.
  5. Using or possessing specifically prepared, unauthorized materials (e.g., notes, formula lists, formulas programmed into calculators, notes written on the student's clothing or person) during a test.
  6. Giving or taking unauthorized aid in a take home exam or paper.
  7. Submitting work for a class that was already submitted for another class, when unauthorized, or allowing another student to submit or copy from your previously submitted class work.
  8. Acquiring another student’s course paper and submitting it as your own work, whether altered or not.

Disclaimer

The above lists are for illustration only. They should not be construed as a restrictive or exhaustive list of the various forms of conduct that constitute academic dishonesty.