Violation of any of the following standards subject any student to disciplinary action:
The term "PLAGIARISM" includes but is not limited to(a) the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work or creative and/or intellectual property in print, product, or digital media of another person without full and clear acknowledgment; (b) the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers, reports, or other academic materials; or (c) the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any other means another person's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own work. Plagiarism is unethical, since it deprives the true author of his/her rightful credit and then gives that credit to someone to whom it is not due. Examples include:
The term "BRIBERY" includes the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any consideration in order to obtain a grade or other treatment not otherwise earned by the student through his/her own academic performance.
The term "CHEATING" includes but is not limited to (a) use of or giving to others any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes or examinations; (b) dependence upon aids beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; (c) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the University faculty or staff; or (d) the unauthorized use of any
electronic or mechanical device during any program, course, quiz, or examination or in connection with laboratory reports or other materials related to academic performance.
The term "MISREPRESENTATION" includes any act or omission undertaken with intent to deceive an instructor for academic advantage. Examples include:
The term "CONSPIRACY" means planning or acting with one or more persons to commit any form of academic dishonesty in order to gain academic advantage for oneself or another.
The term "FABRICATION" means the use of invented information or the falsification of research or other findings with the intent to deceive and thereby gain academic or professional advantage.
7. Multiple Submissions
The term "MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS" means submitting substantial portions of the same work for credit more than once, unless there is prior explicit consent by the instructor(s) to whom the material is being or has been submitted.
8. Unauthorized Collaboration
The term "UNAUTHORIZED COLLABORATION" means collaborating on projects, papers, computer programs, lab reports, or other academic assignments where such collaboration has been prohibited by the instructor.
The term "SABOTAGE" means deliberately impairing, destroying, damaging, or stealing another's work or working material. Examples include: