Millersville University of Pennsylvania Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Procedures

Before you face the academic misconduct procedures at your school, it's important you understand how your school defines this violation, and the actions that constitute it. In Millersville University's code of conduct exists terms, definitions, and examples of academic misconduct, and the potential ramifications that could be imposed for this behavior.

From my experience, I've noticed that most students who fall victim to acquiring these charges aren't aware that they were doing anything wrong. Regardless of obliviousness to these circumstances, responsibility will still be assigned for violations, as the institution expects students to be familiar with this information, and to refrain from exhibiting prohibited behavior. MU's code of conduct divides the common forms of academic misconduct into the following categories:

  • Fabrication: the falsification of research or other findings. Some examples of fabrication include citing information that can't be found from the source that was indicated, listing a bibliography of sources that weren't actually consulted, or inventing data or other information for research or other academic works.
  • Tampering: Altering or misusing grades or testing procedures. A student may be accused of tampering if he or she takes a test for someone else or permits someone else to take a test in their place, modifies a grade book without permission, or continues to work on an exam or project after the specific allotted time has elapsed.