Common Forms of Academic Dishonesty
Dishonesty on exams
1. Using crib notes on a test.
2. Copying from another student on a test, with or without his or her knowledge.
3. Using unfair methods to find out in advance what will be on a test.
4. Cheating on a test in some other way.
5. Helping someone else cheat on a test.
6. Taking an exam for someone else or having someone take an exam for you.
7. Changing an answer after an exam was graded and reporting it as a scoring error.
8. Giving a false excuse for missing an exam or a deadline.
Dishonesty on written papers
9. Copying a few sentences (or paragraphs) of material from a published source (including the Internet) without footnoting.
10. Falsifying quotations.
11. Fabricating or falsifying a bibliography.
12. Listing real but unread sources in a bibliography.
13. Having a paper corrected for spelling, grammar and mechanics when those items will be graded.
14. Using a paper for more than one class without professor approval.
Dishonesty on papers or class work
15. Copying material and turning it in as one’s own.
16. Turning in someone else’s work as one’s own.
17. Collaborating on an assignment when the instructor has asked for individual work.
18. Receiving substantial, unauthorized help on an assignment.
19. Allowing someone to copy your work.
20. Writing lab report without doing the experiment.
21. Falsifying lab data.
22. Falsely claim to have handed in a paper or class work.
23. Reading Cliff’s notes or some other condensed material rather than the assigned text.
24. Reading an assignment in English when it is assigned in a foreign language.
25. Not doing one’s fair share of group work.
26. Removing items from a reserved reading file so that others cannot use them.
27. Signing an attendance sheet and then immediately leaving the class.
28. Signing an attendance sheet for an absent student.