Academic honesty and integrity lie at the heart of any educational enterprise. Students are expected to be honest and forthright in all their academic endeavors. To falsify the results of one's research, to steal or plagiarize the words or ideas of another, to cheat on an examination or to allow or assist another person to commit an act of academic dishonesty corrupts the essential process by which knowledge is advanced. In accordance with University policy, all acts or attempted acts of alleged academic dishonesty must be reported to the Office of Student Conduct. The faculty member, in consultation with a representative from the Office of Student Conduct, will decide how the violation will be processed through the Student Conduct System. See the online Student Guide to University Policies for complete information.
When in doubt about plagiarism and other academic honesty concerns, students should consult with individual faculty members. Instructors will gladly explain their expectations for ethical academic conduct. Students should be aware of due dates for assignments in order to allow for adequate time for consultation before an assignment is submitted. Students may also visit the University Writing Center for assistance.
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