- Undergraduate Education
- Core Curriculum
- B.A. Core Requirements
- B.S. Core Requirements
- Academic Honesty
- 1. Defining the responsibilities of members of the Arts and Sciences Community
- 2. How to classify the academic integrity violation
- 3. Violations of academic integrity
- 4. Procedural requirements for adjudicating violations within a department in the College of Arts and Sciences
- 5. Delineating the responsibility of the College Committee on Academic Honesty and the Office of the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
- 6. Establishing standards and procedures for maintaining records
- Undergraduate Graduation Requirements
- Grade Appeals
- Student Achievement Awards
- Student Funding: Barber International Service Learning Award
- Student Funding: Knoedler Undergraduate Research Funds
Violations of academic integrity
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the kinds of misconduct listed below. Such dishonesty may involve written or spoken communication or those conveyed in electronic form. The act shall be considered in conjunction with the definitions of Section 2 to decide the classification and adjudication.
Cheating involves the use of unauthorized or unethical assistance to gain an unfair advantage over other students. Instances and suggested classification of the violation include the following:
- Using unauthorized assistance or technological aids such as social media, cell phones, calculators or translators in taking quizzes or examinations.
- Use of resources beyond those authorized by the instructor in solving problems or in carrying out other assignments such as papers, reports, oral presentations, or creative projects.
- Acquisition, dissemination, or use of tests or other academic materials belonging to an instructor or a member of the staff without prior approval whether orally, via hard copies of material, or through social media.
- Influencing, or attempting to influence, any University employee in order to affect a grade or evaluation.
- Hiring or otherwise engaging someone to impersonate a student in taking a quiz or examination or in fulfilling other academic requirements.
Falsification involves misrepresentations of fact for academic gain. Instances include the following:
- Lying to or deceiving an instructor.
- Fabrication or misrepresentation of the documentation or the data involved in carrying out assignments.
- Fabrication, misrepresentation, or unauthorized alteration of information in academic records belonging to an instructor or to any academic Department or administrative unit within the College.
Plagiarism involves the representation of someone else's thoughts or words as if they were one's own. Instances include the following:
- Quoting directly from someone else's work without using quotation marks and without giving proper credit to the author.
- Paraphrasing someone else's ideas, concepts, arguments, observations, or statements without giving proper credit.
- Submitting as one's own work a paper or other assignment that has been prepared, either wholly or in large part, by another person, group, or commercial firm.
Sabotage involves interference or seeking to prevent the academic pursuits of others. It includes:
- Interfering with the academic work of another member of the University community.
- Modification, theft, or destruction of intellectual property such as computer files, library materials, or personal books or papers.
Collusion involves collaboration with another person or persons for the purpose of engaging in, aiding, or abetting acts of academic dishonesty as defined above.