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2.9 - Academic Misconduct Code

This Code applies to students, former students, and graduates. It is the responsibility of each faculty member and each student to be familiar with the definitions, policies, and procedures concerning academic misconduct.  

Academic misconduct includes any act, which improperly affects the evaluation of a student’s academic performance or achievement, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Cheating: the use of unauthorized materials, methods, or information in any academic exercise, including improper collaboration;  
  • Plagiarism:  the representation of the words or ideas of another as one’s own, including:  
    • Direct quotation without both attribution and indication that the material is being directly quoted; e.g., quotation marks;  
    • Paraphrase without attribution;  
    • Paraphrase with or without attribution where wording of the original remains substantially intact and is represented as the author’s own;
    • Expression in one’s own words, but without attribution, of ideas, arguments, lines of reasoning, facts, processes, or other products of the intellect where such material is learned from the work of another and is not part of the general fund of common academic knowledge;  
  • Fabrication: the falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise; 
  • Fraud: the falsification, forgery, or misrepresentation of academic or clinic work, including the resubmission of work performed for one class for credit in another class without the informed permission of the second instructor; or the falsification, forgery, or misrepresentation of other academic or medical records or documents, including admissions materials, transcripts, and patient records; or the communication of false or misleading statements to obtain academic advantage or to avoid academic penalty;  
  • Destruction, misappropriation, or unauthorized possession of University property or the property of another;  
  • Bribery or intimidation;  
  • Assisting others in any act proscribed by this Code; or  
  • Attempting to engage in such acts.  

The Academic Misconduct Code policy is available:

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