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Student Copyright Guide

This guide is an overview of copyright law, terms, and practices.

What is Academic Dishonesty?

Academic dishonesty, also known as academic misconduct and academic fraud, is any form of cheating or unfair conduct in an academic setting. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following examples:

  • Turning in assignments that were created or written by another person
  • Plagiarizing someone else's work
  • Fabricating or falsifying data, signatures, dates, etc.
  • Tampering with grades
  • Distributing or receiving tests or test questions before they are taken
  • Taking tests in someone else's place
  • Acquiring or providing assignments improperly, such as by buying, selling, or stealing
  • Turning in an assignment that has already been turned in/graded for another course