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From the University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities
2. “Academic misconduct” includes, but is not limited to, cheating,
misrepresenting one's work, inappropriately collaborating, plagiarism, and
fabrication or falsification of information, as defined further below. It also
includes facilitating academic misconduct by intentionally helping or attempting
to help another to commit an act of academic misconduct.
- “Cheating” involves the unauthorized possession or use of information,
materials, notes, study aids, or other devices in any academic exercise, or the
unauthorized communication with another person during such an exercise. Common
examples of cheating include, but are not limited to, copying from another
student's examination, submitting work for an in-class exam that has been
prepared in advance, violating rules governing the administration of exams,
having another person take an exam, altering one's work after the work has been
returned and before resubmitting it, or violating any rules relating to academic
conduct of a course or program.
- Misrepresenting one's work includes, but is not limited to, representing
material prepared by another as one's own work, or submitting the same work in
more than one course without prior permission of both faculty members.
- “Plagiarism” means the intentional unacknowledged use or incorporation of any
other person's work in, or as a basis for, one's own work offered for academic
consideration or credit or for public presentation. Plagiarism includes, but is
not limited to, representing as one's own, without attribution, any other
individual’s words, phrasing, ideas, sequence of ideas, information or any other
mode or content of expression.
- “Fabrication” or “falsification” includes reporting experiments or
measurements or statistical analyses never performed; manipulating or altering
data or other manifestations of research to achieve a desired result; falsifying
or misrepresenting background information, credentials or other academically
relevant information; or selective reporting, including the deliberate
suppression of conflicting or unwanted data. It does not include honest error or
honest differences in interpretations or judgments of data and/or results.