Academic Misconduct Charges

Academic Misconduct involves any attempt by college and university students to obtain academic credit or influence the grading process by means unauthorized by the course instructor. Academic Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following situations and examples:

  • Providing or receiving unauthorized assistance in course work and lab work, or unauthorized assistance during examinations or quizzes.
  • Using unauthorized notes, materials, and devices during examinations or quizzes.
  • Plagiarizing the work of others and presenting it as one's own without properly acknowledging the source or sources. At its worst extreme, plagiarism is exact copying, but it is also the inclusion of a paraphrased version of the opinions and work of others without giving credit. It is not limited to written materials. It includes the wrongful appropriation in whole or in part of someone else's literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, or computer-based work.
  • Presenting material to fulfill course requirements that was researched or prepared by others (such as commercial services) without the knowledge of the instructor.
  • Falsifying or inventing data to be presented as part of an academic endeavor.
  • Gaining unauthorized access to another person's or the college or university's computer system. Violations include tampering with or copying programs or data or access codes associated with coursework.
  • Possessing or arranging for someone else to possess course examination or quiz materials at any time without the consent of the instructor.
  • Altering or adding answers on exercises, exams, or quizzes after the work has been graded.
  • Making fraudulent statements, excuses, or claims to gain academic credit or influence testing or grading.
  • Taking examinations or quizzes for someone else or arranging to have someone take examinations or quizzes in place of the person registered for the course.

If you or your student is charged a disciplinary violation involving Academic Misconduct, contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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