OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to the following:
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 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.
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
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 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