Academic misconduct basically refers to cheating and plagiarism. These may take place in any of the following ways:
- You seek to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation, i.e., plagiarism. (View the Howler Tutorial on Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism).
- You use distribute copyrighted material, including peer-to-peer file sharing, without permission (copyright infringement). This includes illegal downloads.
- You use unauthorized materials (notes, calculators, etc.) in any academic exercise.
- You forge or falsify academic documents or records.
- You provide examination questions or answers to another person, or accept examination questions or answers from another person.
- You copy the academic work of another student.
- You intentionally impede or damage the academic work of another.
- You engage in conduct that misrepresents your academic performance.
- You assist another student in any of the acts described in this section.
- Any member of the college community assists or collaborates with you in any of the acts described in this section.
These definitions, which are not exhaustive of what may be considered academic misconduct, apply to all academic work, including, but not limited to, exams, essays, homework, performances, computer programs, projects, labs, tutoring and the like.