Possessing or using unauthorized notes, text, or other aids during an examination, quiz, or other assignment. Looking at someone else's exam before or during an examination. Handing in the same paper for more than one course without the explicit permission of the instructors. Possessing an electronic device that contains unauthorized information for a test or assignment such as programming one's computer or calculator to gain an unfair advantage.
Soliciting, obtaining, possessing, or providing to another person an examination or portions of an exam prior or subsequent to the administration of the exam. Talking, whispering, or using a cell phone during an examination for the purpose of obtaining answers to questions. Unauthorized Collaboration: Unauthorized collaboration refers to working with other students without the instructor's permission in the preparation and presentation of reports, laboratory reports, homework assignments, take-home exams, term papers, research projects, case studies, or otherwise failing to abide by the instructor's rules governing the academic exercise where the expectation is that the work to be completed is an individual and independent effort.
Cheating & Academic Integrity
Working in teams and collaborating with others in completing group projects and other assignments is an effective teaching pedagogy used by some instructors. However, collaborative learning must be sanctioned by the instructor.
Students are encouraged to consult with the instructor if they are unsure about the assignment, course expectations, or what constitutes unauthorized collaboration. Fabrication: Fabrication refers to the intentional and unauthorized falsification, misrepresentation, or invention of any information, data, or citation in any academic exercise. Examples include, but are not limited to: Falsifying or altering the data collected in the conduct of research.
Making up a source as a citation in an assignment or citing a source one did not use. Attempting to deceive the instructor by altering and resubmitting for additional credit assignments, tests, quizzes, or exams that have been graded and returned. Stating an opinion as a scientifically proven fact. Facilitation: Facilitation refers to intentionally or knowingly assisting any person in the commission of an academic integrity violation.
Examples include, but are not limited to: Allowing another student to copy one's answers during an examination. Giving another student one's assignment or paper to copy answers to a test or assignment. Taking an examination or writing a paper for another student. Inaccurately listing someone as co-author of a paper, case write-up, lab report, or project, who did not contribute.
Signing an attendance sheet for a student who was not present in class. Misrepresentation: Misrepresentation refers to intentionally engaging in deceptive practices and misusing one's relationship with the college to gain an unfair advantage in the admissions process, access to programs and facilities, employment opportunities, and any academic exercise.
Examples include, but are not limited to: Arranging for another student to substitute for oneself during an examination session or in the completion of coursework.
Taking credit for work not done, such as taking credit for a group assignment without participating or contributing to the extent expected. Falsifying, misusing, omitting, or tampering with official college information in any form, including written, oral, or electronic, including test scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, or statements of purpose to gain initial or continued access to the college's programs or facilities.
Altering, changing, forging, or misusing academic records or any official college form regarding oneself. Causing any false information to be presented at an academic proceeding or intentionally destroying evidence important to an academic proceeding. Reporting an academic integrity violation known to be false. Misrepresenting or falsifying class attendance or that of another student. Participation in Dishonest Acts: Some dishonest acts that undermine the fundamental values of an intellectual community fall outside of the more specific academic integrity violations described above.
Examples include, but are not limited to: Purchasing a pre-written paper through a mail-order service. Selling, loaning, or otherwise distributing materials for the purpose of cheating, plagiarism, or other academically dishonest acts. Intentionally missing an examination or assignment deadline to gain an unfair advantage.
Stealing or attempting to steal an examination or answer key from an instructor, proctor, or staff member. Infringing upon the right of other students to fair and equal access to any library materials and comparable or related academic resources Attempting to prevent access by other users to the college's computer system and its resources, to degrade its system performance, or to copy or destroy files or programs without consent Offering bribes e.
Section 4 — Academic Dishonesty Review Process There are two types of forums provided by this code to review alleged violations of the Academic Integrity Policy: a. Academic Resolution Informal The instructor has the primary responsibility for control over classroom behavior and maintenance of academic integrity. Student Accepts Responsibility: At an academic resolution meeting if the instructor and the student agree that a violation has occurred and the student accepts responsibility for the violation, the instructor may at his or her discretion impose the following academic sanctions or grade penalties: Issue the student an oral warning together with advice about what is acceptable academic conduct.
Safeguard your trustworthiness at all times by conducting yourself both in class and out beyond reproach. You alone are ultimately responsible for maintaining the integrity of your written work, your reputation in the classroom, and a quality grade for your study. Discourteous or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated.
Students who cannot correct their conduct after a warning may be dismissed from the program. If absence from class is unavoidable due to illness or family emergency, be sure to call or email or both to let your instructor know of your absence and your plans to make up any missed coursework. Close Menu Search Open Search. All written work, which includes, but is not limited to, discussions, postings, essays, emails, reflections, critiques, course papers, examination answers, designs, presentations, etc. You must not copy, cite, or reference the work of others without proper attribution.
A Message from Chief Academic Officer and Interim Senior Vice President, Peter Smith
The format of proper citation of sources in your written work whether it is formal or informal writing is most often determined by your instructor. Formatting and style guide requirements should be disclosed in the course syllabus. If the syllabus is not clear on what is expected, you must clarify requirements with your instructor well in advance of deadlines for the necessary work.
Behavior while studying in a summer course must at all times conform to standards found in the Tufts Student Code of Conduct. Prohibited activities includes but is not limited to gambling, downloading games, academic dishonesty, aiding and abetting academic dishonesty, spamming, harassing others, viewing pornography, hacking, fraud, bullying, invading the privacy of others, unauthorized file downloading, or gaining unauthorized access to secure network systems, etc.
Academic Integrity | Columbia College
All members of the University of Maryland Global Campus community are expected to maintain the highest level of integrity across the academic experience. For students, intellectually honest academic work represents independent analysis, acknowledges all sources of information that contribute to the ideas being explored, and ensures the ability to engage in life and work authentically. The vision of University of Maryland Global Campus is to build the skills, competencies, and capabilities of our students to realize their professional aspirations. Integrity is the foundation of this vision to guide institutional and individual professional behaviors.
Academic integrity refers to a set of shared values, principles, behaviors, and skills that lie at the heart of learning and scholarship. University of Maryland Global Campus has a long history of commitment to academic integrity, reflecting its values of truth, honesty, fairness, respect, and responsibility. University of Maryland Global Campus students, faculty, and staff are accountable for upholding a culture of integrity.
Maintaining academic integrity in our work includes mastery of essential skills and competencies, such as integrating others' ideas into an analysis, thinking critically about sources, and directly citing the work of others. Integrity also means mastering the knowledge, skills, and abilities within disciplines and fields authentically and demonstrably.
Academic integrity: staff guide to UCL’s online course for students
The university is committed to helping students learn and succeed in these ways. The academic integrity webpage is a resource for the entire university community to learn about integrity in academic work—the core of everything we do at University of Maryland Global Campus. Included on this webpage is the university's philosophy of academic integrity. By adopting a philosophy of academic integrity, University of Maryland Global Campus is reaffirming a foundational commitment to the highest ethical standards in teaching and learning and articulating a clear vision for the place and purpose of integrity in the academic experience.
Philosophy of Academic Integrity.
About the Academic Integrity Tutorial. Academic Integrity Resources. Academic misconduct strikes at the core of UMGC's mission because it undermines the learning process and compromises the quality and reputation of a UMGC degree.