Text: Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty or academic misconduct is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise. It can include

  • Plagiarism: The adoption or reproduction of original creations of another author (person, collective, organization, community or other type of author, including anonymous authors) without due acknowledgment.
  • Fabrication: The falsification of data, information, or citations in any formal academic exercise.
  • Deception: Providing false information to an instructor concerning a formal academic exercise—e.g., giving a false excuse for missing a deadline or falsely claiming to have submitted work.
  • Cheating: Any attempt to obtain assistance in a formal academic exercise (like an examination) without due acknowledgment.
  • Bribery or paid services: Giving assignment answers or test answers for money.
  • Sabotage: Acting to prevent others from completing their work. This includes cutting pages out of library books or willfully disrupting the experiments of others.
  • Professorial misconduct: Professorial acts that are academically fraudulent equate to academic fraud and/or grade fraud.
  • Impersonation: assuming a student’s identity with intent to provide an advantage for the student.

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