COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Syllabus Insertion

You are expected to do your own academic work and cite sources as necessary. Failing to do so is scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty means plagiarizing; cheating on assignments or examinations; engaging in unauthorized collaboration on academic work; taking, acquiring, or using course materials without faculty permission; submitting false or incomplete records of academic achievement; acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to obtain dishonestly grades, honors, awards, or professional endorsement; altering, forging, misrepresenting or misusing a University academic record; or fabricating or falsifying data, research procedures, or data analysis. (Student Conduct Code.) If it is determined that a student has cheated, the student may be given an "F" or an "N" for the course, and may face additional sanctions from the University.

The Office for Community Standards has compiled a useful list of Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to scholastic dishonesty.

Beware of websites that advertise themselves as being “tutoring websites.” It is not permissible to upload any instructor materials to these sites without their permission or copy material for your own homework assignments from these various sites. 

If you have additional questions, please clarify with your instructor for the course. Your instructor can respond to your specific questions regarding what would constitute scholastic dishonesty in the context of a particular class, e.g., whether collaboration on assignments is permitted, requirements and methods for citing sources, if electronic aids are permitted or prohibited during an exam.

August 2020