Academic misconduct

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Academic misconduct

Academic misconduct may be defined as the giving, taking, or presenting of information that dishonestly aids an individual or group in the determination of academic merit or standing. Common examples include, but are not limited to, plagiarism and cheating.

Plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct that occurs when someone presents work that has been created by another as one's own. Specific examples include:

  • presenting in any format the words, ideas, images, or data created by or belonging to someone else as if it were one’s own
  • manipulating source material to deceive or mislead
  • submitting work containing misleading references that do not reflect the sources actually used

Cheating is a form of academic misconduct that occurs when someone uses unauthorized means to get credit for work submitted, to gain advantage over others in the assessment of academic work, or to assist others in getting such advantages. Specific examples include:

  • accessing information from unauthorized sources (i.e. other students or notes) in the course of completing an assignment, test, or examination
  • possessing unauthorized evaluation materials in advance of their administration
  • collaborating on any project, assignment, or examination without prior permission

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