Forms of Academic Dishonesty

There are several kinds of actions that are considered offensive against the standards of academic honesty. Amongst these are cheating, plagiarism, improper collaborations, impersonation, aiding, and falsification and fabrication.

Cheating: copying works of others, use of unauthorized notes, information and materials in any academic assignment or exam.

Plagiarism: copying words and works of others, using of others ideas, findings without proper referencing.

Improper Collaborations:  when students depend on one member of the group to accomplish the group assignment or to seek the help of others to accomplish work on individual assignments.

Impersonation: to have someone impersonate one's self in class, in a test or examination, or in connection with any other type of assignment in a course. Both the impersonator and the individual impersonated may be charged.

Aiding:  Anyone who provides his/her work to a class mate  might allow the receiver to misuse it and this is considered aiding. Examples of aiding include sharing a lab report/assignment/old exam.

Fabrication and Falsification: Altering and fabrication of information in an academic assignment, other forms of fabrication is presenting forged medical certificate to waive attendance.

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