2. Definitions of Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty applies equally to electronic media and print and involves text, images and ideas. It includes but is not limited to the following examples:
- Copying from others during an examination.
- Communicating exam answers with other students during an examination.
- Offering another person’s work as one’s own.
- Taking an examination for another student or having someone take an examination for oneself.
- Sharing answers for a take-home examination or assignment unless specifically authorized by the instructor.
- Tampering with an examination after it has been corrected and then returning it for more credit.
- Using unauthorized materials during an examination.
- Allowing others to do the research and writing of an assigned paper (including use of the services of a commercial term-paper company).
- Stealing or attempting to steal an examination or answer key from the instructor.
- Changing or attempting to change academic records without proper sanction.
- Submitting substantial portions of the same work for credit in more than one course without consulting all instructors involved.
- Intentionally disrupting the educational process in any manner.
- Allowing another student to copy off of one's own work during a test.
Plagiarism is intellectual theft. It means use of the intellectual creations of another without proper attribution. Plagiarism may take two main forms, which are clearly related:
- To steal or pass off as one's own the ideas or words, images or other creative works of another, and
- To use a creative production without crediting the source, even if only minimal information is available to identify it for citation.
Credit must be given for every direct quotation, for paraphrasing or summarizing a work (in whole, in part, in one's own words) and for information that is not common knowledge.
Any student who knowingly or intentionally helps another student perform any of the above acts of cheating, dishonest conduct or plagiarism is subject to discipline for academic dishonesty.