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Academic Honesty

The University considers intellectual honesty to be the cornerstone of all academic and scholarly work and views any form of academic dishonesty as an extremely serious matter. Graduate students may be dismissed upon proof of violation of professional standards and academic honesty.

Academic dishonesty includes any act that is designed to obtain fraudulently, either for oneself or for someone else, academic credit, grades, or other recognition that is not properly earned.

Some typical examples are:

  1. Cheating on an examination by the use of books, notes, or other aids when these are not permitted, or by copying from another student.
  2. Submission of the same paper in more than one course without informing the instructor(s).
  3. Collusion: two or more students helping each other on an examination or assignment when this is not permitted.
  4. Use of ringers: sitting in for another student at an examination, impersonating another student in an online classroom, or permitting someone else to sit in for or impersonate you.
  5. Plagiarism: the submission of another's work as your own original work without proper acknowledgment of the source(this includes both printed and electronically published work). For questions or guidance concerning issues related to plagiarism, contact your course instructor.
  6. Falsifying documents or records related to credit, grades, change of status forms (e.g., adds and drops), and other academic matters.
  7. Altering an examination or paper after it has been graded for the purpose of fraudulently requesting a revision of the grade.
  8. Theft or destruction of academic or scholarly resources.



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