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Academic Integrity

Integrity and ethical behavior are expected of every student in all academic work to maintain the reputation of the University and all members of its community. This Academic Integrity principle requires honesty in all class work, and ethical conduct in all labs and clinical assignments. This principle is furthered by the student Code of Conduct and disciplinary procedures established under University policies.

Conduct prohibited by this policy consists of all forms of academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to:

  • Cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism.
  • Submitting an item of academic work that has previously been submitted or simultaneously submitted without fair citation of the original work or authorization by the faculty member supervising the work.
  • Breaking disciplinary and professional ethics rules relating to academic integrity contained or referenced in the student handbook.
  • Breaking discipline-specific health, safety or ethical requirements to gain any unfair advantage in lab(s) or clinical assignments.
  • Failing to observe rules of academic integrity established by a faculty member for a particular course.
  • Attempting to commit an act prohibited by this policy. Any attempt to commit an act prohibited by these rules shall be treated in the same way as if the act had been completed.
  • Assisting or attempting to assist another student in a breach of this policy.