The University expects all students to represent
themselves in an honest fashion. In academic work, students are expected to
present original ideas and to give credit to the ideas of others. The value of a
college degree depends on the integrity of the work completed by the student.
In practice, what does this mean?
1. Academic Misconduct/Dishonesty
Failure to show integrity in meeting academic obligations includes but is not
limited to : cheating, plagiarism, and the unauthorized use of materials
prepared by another person.
The term "cheating" includes, but is not limited to:
a) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or
b) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the
instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying
out other assignments; or
c) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material
belonging to a member of the University faculty or staff.
The term "plagiarism" includes, but is not limited to,
a.) the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or
unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment;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 paper or other academic materials.