If you handle academic integrity violations on your own without reporting it to the Dean’s Office, serial violators continue to escape notice and sanction.
11 Example Syllabus Statement on Violations of Academic Integrity Policy Students should be aware that academic integrity covers a wide array of actions. Sanctions can range from a reduction in your grade on the assignment (for minor offenses) to an F for the course and referral for disciplinary sanctions including permanent recording of an academic integrity violation on your academic transcript (for major offenses). Violations of the University’sAcademic Integrity Policy include, but are not limited to, the following: Cheating: using crib sheets of any kind, preprogrammed calculators or cell phones, use of notes during a closed book exam Copying on tests: looking at other students’ exams, copying with a plan with another student, passing notes during exams; exchanging exams with another student Plagiarism: fabricating information or citations; copying from the Internet of submitting the work of others from journals, articles and papers, or books; submitting other students’ papers as one’s own. Any material, regardless of length, that is the work of somebody else and who is not given explicit credit by citation, submitted as one’s own, is plagiarized material. Tampering with work: changing one’s own or another student’s work; tampering with work either as a prank or to sabotage another’s workActs of aiding and abetting: Facilitating academically dishonest work by others; unauthorized collaboration on work; permitting another to copy from one’s exam; writing a paper for another; inappropriately collaborating on home assignments orexams without permission or when prohibited Unauthorized possession: Buying or stealing of exams or other materials; failing to return exams on file or reviewed in class; selling exams; photocopying exams; any possession of an exam without the instructor’s permissionSubmitting previous work: Submitting a paper, case study, lab report, or any assignment that had been submitted for credit in a prior class without the knowledge and permission of the instructor Ghosting or misrepresenting: Taking a quiz or exam or performing a class assignment in place of another student; having another student do the same in one’s place; signing in as present in class for another student or having another student do the same in one’s placeAltering exams: Changing incorrect answers and seeking favorable grade changes when instructor returns graded exams for in-class review and then collects them; asserting that the instructor make a mistake in grade. Other forms include changing the letter and/or numerical grade on a test.