Academic Integrity Policy Summary

Types of violations
  • Cheating: Copying work; falsifying data; using unauthorized sources such as notes, books, calculator programs, cell phones, or pagers
  • Plagiarism: Using another's words or ideas without attribution; submitting an assignment to multiple classes without permission
  • Misrepresentation: Lying or falsifying documents to postpone assignments or exams; taking an exam for another student
  • Obstruction: Interfering with another student's ability to learn, such as by theft or destruction of notes, books, or papers
Responsibilities of students and faculty
  • Understand and adhere to the University Statement of Ethics and Academic Integrity Policy.
  • When faced with a violation of integrity, do something. The best way to foster an ethical environment is for every member of the community to make it clear that integrity is important, and that violations are not acceptable.
  • Take reasonable precaution to prevent instances of academic dishonesty.
What happens when a violation is suspected?

This information is a partial summary of the full Academic Integrity Standards, which should be reviewed for more information.