students should seek to be totally honest in all their dealings. They should
complete their own work and be evaluated for that work. They should avoid academic dishonesty and misconduct
in all its forms, including but not limited to plagiarism, fabrication or
falsification, cheating, and other academic misconduct.
Intentional Plagiarism is the
deliberate act of representing the words, ideas, or data of another as oneís
own without providing proper attribution to the original author through quotation, reference, or footnote.
involves the inappropriate, but non-deliberate, use of anotherís words,
ideas, or data without proper attribution. Although not a violation of the
Honor Code, it is a form of academic misconduct for which an instructor can
impose appropriate academic sanctions. Students who are in doubt as to
whether they are providing proper attribution have the responsibility to
consult with their instructor and obtain guidance.
may occur with respect to unpublished as well as published material. Examples
Plagiarism. The verbatim copying of an original source without acknowledging
Plagiarism. The paraphrasing of ideas, without attribution, from another, causing a
reader to mistake these ideas for the writerís own.
Mosaic. The borrowing of words, ideas, or data from an original source and
blending this original material with one's own writing, without acknowledging the source.
Acknowledgment. The partial or incomplete attribution of words, ideas, or
data from an original source.
Fabrication or Falsification A form of dishonesty where a
student invents or distorts the origin or content of information used as
authority. Examples include:
∑ Citing a
source that does not exist.
information from a source that
is not included in the source for which credit is given.
∑ Citing a
source for a secondary proposition that
it does not support.
∑ Citing a
bibliography source when it was neither consulted nor cited in the body of
distorting the meaning or applicability of data.
data or statistical results to support conclusions.
Cheating A form of dishonesty where a student attempts to
give the appearance of a level of knowledge or skill that has not been
obtained. Examples include:
from another personís work during an examination or while completing an
someone to copy from your work during an examination or while completing an assignment.
unauthorized materials during an examination or while completing an assignment.
on an examination or assignment without authorization.
an examination or completing an assignment for another, or permitting another
to take an examination or to complete an assignment for you.
Other Academic Misconduct Includes other academically
dishonest, deceitful, or inappropriate acts which are intentionally
committed. Examples include but are not limited to:
providing or receiving information or academic work so as to gain unfair
advantage over others.
with another to commit any act of academic dishonesty.
to gain an unfair academic advantage for oneself or another by bribery or by
any act of offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting anything of value to
another for such purpose.
or altering grades or other official educational records.
or providing to another a test or answers to a test that has not been administered.
and entering into a building or office for the purpose of obtaining
work on an examination or assignment after the allocated time has elapsed.
the same work for more than one class without disclosure and approval.
equal credit on group assignments when equal work was not done.
Procedures for Handling Incidents of Academic Dishonesty
Instructors are responsible to establish and
communicate to students their expectations of behavior with respect to
academic honesty and the studentís conduct in the course. The instructor will
be responsible to investigate any incident of academic dishonesty or
misconduct, determine the circumstances, and take appropriate action.
Examples include but are not limited to the following:
the student orally or in writing.
work affected by the academic dishonesty to be redone.
a lower or failing grade on the affected assignment, test, or course.
with the Dean of Students to remove the student from the course.
to the Dean of Students that the student be put on probation or dismissed.
the incident involves the violation of a public law, e.g., breaking and
entering into an office or stealing an examination, the act should be
reported to Campus Police.
the purpose of tracking, suspected or proven violations of the Academic
Honesty Policy should be reported to the Dean of Students Office, detailing
the name, incident, and action taken.
If the occurrence is sufficiently egregious, or if a pattern of dishonesty or misconduct is discovered,
additional action may be taken on behalf of the university based upon the
nature of the infraction (see Student
Handbook in Section VII).
If an affected
student disagrees with the determination or action and is unable to resolve
the matter to the mutual satisfaction of the student and the instructor, he
or she may have it reviewed
through the universityís grievance process (see Student Academic Grievance