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Sample Academic Dishonesty Statements

1) Academic Dishonesty Policy: Academic dishonesty is against university as well as the system community standards. Academic dishonesty is defined as: cheating, plagiarism or otherwise obtaining grades under false pretenses. Plagiarism is defined as submitting the language, ideas, thoughts or work of another as one's own; or assisting in the act of plagiarism by allowing one's work to be used in this fashion. Cheating is defined as (l) obtaining or providing unauthorized information during an examination through verbal, visual or unauthorized use of books, notes, text and other materials; (2) obtaining or providing information concerning all or part of an examination prior to that examination; (3) taking an examination for another student, or arranging for another person to take an exam in one's place; (4) altering or changing test answers after submittal for grading, grades after grades have been awarded, or other academic records once these are official.

Disciplinary procedures for incidents of academic dishonesty may involve both academic action and administrative action for behavior against the campus regulations for student conduct. The procedures involve the determination by the faculty member pursuing concerns over alleged cheating or plagiarism as to whether administrative action is warranted, in addition to making a determination as to any academic consequence. Academic action may include: (1) cancelling the student's enrollment in the class without a grade; (2) filing a final grade of "F"; (3) awarding a failing mark on the test or paper in question; (4) requiring the student to retake the test or resubmit the paper.

2) Academic Dishonesty: Cases of academic dishonesty are viewed as a serious violation of the student code of conduct. Examples of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to:

  • Copying homework assignments.
  • Cheating on quizzes or exams including sharing answers with students in other sections of the course.
  • Including information in written assignments without proper citations.

Any incidents of any type of academic dishonesty will result in a student receiving an F for the course. See the "Student Conduct Information" section of the UNR General Catalog for specific University policies and procedures regarding academic dishonesty.

3) A reminder: Academic dishonesty: "Cheating, plagiarism or otherwise obtaining grades under false pretenses" constitute academic dishonesty according to the code of this university. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and penalties can include canceling a student's enrollment without a grade, giving an F for the course or for the assignment.
For more details, see the University General Catalog. In the School of Journalism, we take academic dishonesty seriously. You should, too.

Academic Dishonesty: Any form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in this class. The minimum penalty for academic dishonesty is an F in the course. See Student Handbook and UNR Catalog for rules about and sanctions for academic dishonesty.

4) Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty (e.g., cheating on exams, plagiarism) is a serious offense. All work that you submit in this class must be your own. Each student is responsible for being familiar with UNR's policies on academic dishonesty. Any student engaging in academic dishonesty in this course will receive a 0 on the exam/assignment in question. In more severe cases, e.g., extensive plagiarism of other people's work, the case may be turned over for prosecution by the proper university authorities.

5) Academic Dishonesty Policy: Students are expected to adhere to the ethical code as described in the UNR Student Handbook. This code specifies that with enrollment, an individual commits to the principles embodied in the code. Academic dishonesty in any form is unacceptable. In the event of an academic dishonesty issue, the procedures for addressing the issue are outlined in the University's "Academic Dishonesty Procedures", which can be obtained from the Director of Student Judicial Affairs in the Jones Visitor Center.

6) A Note on Plagiarism: Plagiarism (copying all or part of someone else's work and passing it off as your own) is a serious form of academic misconduct and will not be tolerated in this class. The following definitions and possible courses of action are taken from the Academic Standards section of the university catalog:

Academic dishonesty is defined as: cheating, plagiarism or otherwise obtaining grades under false pretenses. Plagiarism is defined as submitting the language, ideas, thoughts or work of another as one's own; or assisting in the act of plagiarism by allowing one's work to be used in this fashion.... Disciplinary procedures for incidents of academic dishonesty may involve both academic action and administrative action for behavior against the campus regulations of student conduct....Academic action may include: (1) canceling the student's enrollment in the class without a grade; (2) filing a final grade of "F"; (3) awarding a failing mark on the test or paper in question; (4) requiring the student to retake the test or resubmit the paper

"The work of another" does not just mean whole papers or articles copied from another source. It includes any information, ideas, sentences, or phrases that came from somewhere other than your own head (i.e. books, articles, internet sites, videos, documents, lecture notes or handouts from other courses, and any other sources used in your paper). These must be properly acknowledged by providing references either in the text or in a footnote, along with a bibliography giving the complete publication information for all sources used in your paper. Even if you paraphrase someone else's ideas and do not quote them directly, you still must acknowledge your source. Citations should also be given for little-known facts and statistics. Ignorance is not an excuse for plagiarism. If you are not sure whether you need to provide a source for a piece of information or how to cite a source, ask me.

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