Honor Code

The awarding of a university degree suggests that a learner has demonstrated mastery of a significant body of knowledge and skills of substantive value to a community. Any sort of dishonesty in securing those credentials invites very serious sanctions to include suspension and/or expulsion (see Code of Ethics – Academic Integrity. Examples of academic dishonesty include actual or attempted cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to a university employee.

Academic Dishonesty is submitting anything for credit for one course that has already been submitted for credit in another course. Plagiarism is best known as accepting credit for non-original work, or work performed by others.

Code of Ethics

  1. Students are expected to be honest in all academic work. A student’s name on any academic exercise (theme, report, notebook, paper, examination) shall be regarded as assurance that the work is the result of the student’s own thought and study.
  2. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged appropriation of another’s work, words, or ideas in any themes, outlines, papers, reports, or computer programs and is prohibited by the University. Students must follow the appropriate means of documentation if they wish to cite the works of another individual in their writing assignments.
  3. Students shall not alter any official University record.
  4. Students shall not furnish false or misleading information to University officials.
  5. Students are responsible for making certain that their financial obligations to the University are met.

Avoiding Plagiarism: Mastering the Art of Scholarship

In writing, we draw upon others’ words and ideas and the intellectual heritage underlying human progress. Scholarship entails researching, understanding, and building upon the work of others, but also requires that proper credit be given for any “borrowed” material. Students are responsible for ethical scholarship, and for knowing what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Please follow this link for complete Guidelines for Avoiding Plagiarism.