Fabrication is the falsification of research or other findings. Examples include:
- Citing information not actually taken from the source indicated;
- Listing in a bibliography sources not actually consulted; or
- Inventing data or other information for research or other academic projects.
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:
- Copying from another student's test paper;
- Allowing another student to copy from your test paper.
- Using the course textbook, or other material such as a notebook, during a test when unauthorized for use.
- Collaborating during a test with another person by receiving or providing information without the permission of the instructor.
- 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.
- Giving or taking unauthorized aid in a take home exam or paper.
- 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.
- Acquiring another student’s course paper and submitting it as your own work, whether altered or not.
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.