The academic misconduct prohibited by this policy includes the following conduct defined below: cheating, deception, exploitation, facilitation, plagiarism, sabotage, and stealing. Please refer to the policy for examples.
Cheating is gaining or attempting to gain an unfair advantage in an academic exercise usually to avoid doing original work or to make up for lack of preparation.
Deception is causing or attempting to cause someone to believe something that is not true. In an academic context, this includes, but is not limited to:
Exploitation is coercing another person to commit an act of academic misconduct, whether for their own benefit or the benefit of another person, through threats, intimidation, blackmail, extortion, bribery, offers of favors, or some other means.
Facilitation is providing assistance in committing or attempting to commit an act of academic misconduct, or providing resources that could be reasonably expected to lead to an act of academic misconduct. Facilitation can occur regardless of whether the facilitator gains an academic advantage.
Plagiarism is falsely claiming ownership or misrepresenting the origins of work submitted for publication or an assignment. In other words, plagiarism occurs when an individual takes credit for work that is not their own without giving proper acknowledgement to the creator. Plagiarism can include the uncited use of someone else’s words, ideas, facts, opinions, theories, illustrations, tables, figures, text, images, source code, and/or other intellectual work, even if the material is located in the public domain and can be freely shared.
Sabotage is deliberately interfering or attempting to interfere with one or more students’ academic work through, but not limited to: tampering with, altering, damaging or destroying personal or institutional academic materials. Sabotage may also involve interfering with a learning experience including, but not limited to, obstructing or willfully disrupting class, laboratory, formal testing or examination times, proceedings or experiences, or other classroom or academic environments.
Stealing is deliberately taking or attempting to take, without permission, any form of academic property or material so as to permanently or temporarily deprive others of access or use.