Because cheating, academic dishonesty and plagiarism constitute a denial of the University’s and the offender’s own integrity, they will not be tolerated.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
- The use of unauthorized books, notes or other sources in the giving or securing of help in an examination or other course assignments.
- The copying of other students’ work or allowing others to copy your work. The submission of work that is not your own or allowing others to submit your work as theirs,
- The submission of the same work for two or more classes without the approval of any instructors involved.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:
- Sharing academic materials knowing they will be used inappropriately,
- Accessing another person’s work without permission,
- Providing false or incomplete information on an academic document,
- Changing student records without approval,
- Obtaining and using texts or other materials intended for instructor use only.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
- The presentation of another’s published or unpublished work as one’s own,
- Taking words or ideas of another and either copying them or paraphrasing them without proper citation of the source,
- Using charts, graphs, statistics or tables without proper citation.
Detected cheating or plagiarism will result in consequences that may, at the professor’s discretion, include course failure. In addition, an offender can be reported to the Faculty/Student Conduct Board for possible further disciplinary action.