Four Types of Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty includes:


  1. Copying or stealing someone else's work and claiming it as original, whether downloaded from the web or taken from someone else.
  2. Copying, pasting, or purchasing work from another author without proper citation.
  1. Invention (making up data, facts, or sources)
  2. Suppression (omitting facts or data)
  3. Distortion (misrepresenting facts or data)
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  1. Using forbidden items during tests or assignments (calculators, notes, books, cell phones, another student's work or brains, etc.)
  2. Obtaining test questions or answers before a test, or hiring another student to do homework or take exams.
  3. Misrepresenting oneself as another student for the purposes of taking an exam or submitting an assignment on their behalf
  4. Re-submitting graded work from another class and presenting it as new and original work without permission from the instructor
  5. Obstructing or changing grades received.
  6. Going against the rules of a given class.

Aiding and Abetting Dishonesty

  1. Helping another student plagiarize, fabricate, or cheat is also considered dishonest.
  2. Failing to report any of these is a violation of the Code of Academic Honesty.