Academic integrity is an essential part of a thriving learning environment. Higher education institutions want to keep the quality of learning high by preserving academic integrity. This is why colleges and universities enforce rules that maintain academic integrity. If students fail to comply, the consequences can be severe.
It's important for students accused of academic misconduct to seek the help of an attorney advisor. An experienced legal professional can help you clear your name, and avoid getting you a record for employers and outside institutions to see.
Academic Misconduct Violations
There are many forms of academic misconduct. The following definitions and examples of academic misconduct may be punishable at your school:
Cheating: using deceitful, fraudulent, or dishonest methods to gain academic merit.
- Allowing another person to write a paper for you
- Sharing answers from a take-home exam (unless specifically authorized by an instructor)
- Copying from others during an exam
- Having a stand-in take an exam for you, or standing in for someone else
- Using materials, written notes, prepared answers, or concealed information that isn't allowed to complete homework, an exam, or project
Plagiarism: using intellectual material created by another person in your work without acknowledging the source.
- Passing off the ideas, words, or concepts of another person as your own
- Using the work of another person in your academic creations without giving this person the proper credit.