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Prohibited Conduct

All forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited, including (but not limited to):

  • submitting false records of academic achievement
  • cheating on assignments or examinations
  • submitting sentences or ideas as your own without proper acknowledgment or citation (plagiarizing)
  • altering, forging, or misusing a University academic record or forging the signature of any member of the University community
  • taking, acquiring, using, or circulating test materials without faculty permission
  • acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to obtain dishonestly grades, honors, awards, or professional endorsement
  • facilitating academic dishonesty by knowingly assisting another student to violate the Student Academic Integrity Policy, such as providing course work for another student to turn in as their own effort or taking an exam for another student
  • presenting as one's own a plot, succession of ideas, or list/outline of another without proper acknowledgment
  • attending a class, completing an assignment, or taking a quiz/test in the name of another student
  • altering or viewing computer records, dispensing or releasing information gained via unauthorized access, modifying computer programs or systems, or interfering with the use or availability of computer systems or information (refer to UMD policy)
  • purchasing or otherwise presenting work as your own when it was done by another person
  • submitting the same paper or work (or generally similar papers or work) to meet the requirements of more than one course without the approval and consent of faculty
  • depriving another student of necessary study or research materials or in any way impeding another student's work and pursuit of education
  • submitting falsified data, such as bibliographic resources and experimental data or altering graded academic work/quizzes/tests and resubmitting them in order to get a higher grade
  • use of electronic devices for the unauthorized assistance in academic work, quizzes, or tests
  • distributing or selling video, audio, or transcript-like notes of lecture or course presentations.