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EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to the following:

CHEATING

Cheating is committing fraud and/or deception on a record, report, paper, computer assignment, examination, or any other course requirement. Examples of cheating include:

  • Obtaining work or information from someone else and submitting it under one’s own name.
  • Using unauthorized notes, or study aids, or information from another student or student’s paper on an examination.
  • Communicating answers with another person during an exam.
  • Altering graded work after it has been returned, and then submitting the work for regrading.
  • Allowing another person to do one’s work and submitting it under one’s own name.
  • Preprogramming a calculator to contain answers or other unauthorized information for exams.
  • Submitting substantially the same paper for two or more classes in the same or different terms without the expressed approval of each instructor.
  • Taking an exam for another person or having someone take an exam for you.
  • Fabricating data which were not gathered in accordance with the appropriate methods for collecting or generating data and failing to include a substantially accurate account of the method by which the data were gathered or collected.

PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism is representing someone else’s ideas, words, statements, or other work as one’s own without proper acknowledgment or citation. Examples of plagiarism include:

  • Copying word for word or lifting phrases or a special term from a source or reference, whether oral, printed, or on the internet, without proper attribution.
  • Paraphrasing, that is, using another person’s written words or ideas, albeit in one’s own words, as if they were one’s own thought.
  • Borrowing facts, statistics, graphs, or other illustrative material without proper reference, unless the information is common knowledge, in common public use.

UNACCEPTABLE COLLABORATION

Collaboration is unacceptable when a student works with another or others on a project and then submits written work which is represented explicitly or implicitly as the student’s own individual work. Using answers, solutions, or ideas that are the result of collaboration without citing the fact of collaboration is improper. Students also engage in unacceptable collaboration when they expressly have been instructed to do their own work and have not been given prior approval by the instructor to collaborate.

FALSIFICATION OF DATA, RECORDS, AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

  • Fabrication of data
  • Altering documents affecting academic records
  • Misrepresentation of academic status
  • Forging a signature of authorization or falsifying information on an official academic document, grade report, letter of recommendation/reference, letter of permission, petition, or any document designed to meet or exempt a student from an established class, College, or University academic regulation.

AIDING AND ABETTING DISHONESTY

Providing material or information to another person with knowledge that these materials or information may be used improperly. This includes both deliberate and inadvertent actions.

UNAUTHORIZED OR MALICIOUS INTERFERENCE/TAMPERING WITH COMPUTER PROPERTY

Unauthorized or malicious interference or tampering with faculty, administrative, or staff computers is considered an academic offense and, as such, is subject to College judicial procedures and sanctions.

CLASSROOM DISTURBANCES

Classroom disturbances can also serve to create an unfair academic advantage for oneself or disadvantage for another member of the academic community. Some examples of actions that may violate the LSA Community Standards of Academic Integrity include:

  • Interference with the course of instruction or an exam to the detriment of other students.
  • Disruption of classes or other academic activities in an attempt to stifle academic freedom of speech.
  • Failure to comply with the instructions or directives

 

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