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Code of Conduct: Academic Integrity
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II. STATEMENT OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
In order to create an environment conducive to the legitimate pursuit of knowledge and to promote the highest level of academic excellence, the faculty of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania hold all students accountable for maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity. Students who participate in any form of academic dishonesty will be considered to be in violation of Edinboro University's academic integrity statement and will be subject to sanctions, up to and including dismissal from the University.
Academic dishonesty is defined as follows:
Cheating. Behaviors including, but not limited to, use of unauthorized notes or reference materials during examinations; copying answers from another student's paper during an examination; the unauthorized possession of academic materials, including exams; the unauthorized exchange of course assessment materials, including exams; the unauthorized exchange of information or collaboration regarding tests, or other course assignments; aiding another to engage in cheating; and/or all other acts of academic dishonesty that any member of this academic community would reasonably understand to be a breach of this academic integrity statement will be considered cheating and an act of academic dishonesty.
Plagiarism. Plagiarism may be defined as the act of taking the ideas and/or expression of ideas of another person and representing them as one's own. This includes, but is not limited to, using ideas or passages from a work without properly attributing the source, paraphrasing the work of another without giving proper credit, and/or the sale, purchase, or exchange of papers or research. It is the student's responsibility to know what plagiarism is and to properly cite the work of others. If a student is in doubt, it is their responsibility to resolve any ambiguity prior to submitting the work. Plagiarism is nothing less than an act of theft, and, as such, is subject to University disciplinary action.
Students are expected to represent their personal work honestly in that the work students submit for evaluation in a course is their own. Honesty is expected in all facets of students' academic lives and in their interactions with faculty regarding all aspects of their courses. Students involved in acts of cheating or plagiarism fail to meet the mission of the University and thus are subject to disciplinary action.
Students who are in violation of the University's academic integrity statement will be held accountable for their actions by the faculty member and the academic department and be subject to the imposition of discipline. Such violations can result in the student receiving a lower grade or a failing grade for the assignment and/or the course, and/or other academic sanctions as deemed to be appropriate by the faculty member.
Students engaged in dishonest academic behavior can also be held accountable for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Allegations by a faculty member of a student's academic dishonesty can result in formal judicial charges being filed with the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and a hearing before the Committee of Fact. Students who are found to be responsible for a violation of the University's Statement of Academic Integrity will be subject to disciplinary sanctions, up to and including, University suspension or expulsion.