» Academic Integrity Violations

Academic dishonesty can take a number of forms including, but not limited to the following:

Cheating: Using or attempting to use unauthorized assistance, information or study aids in any academic exercise.

  • Copying answers from or looking at another student’s exam.
  • Accessing or possessing any material not expressly permitted during an exam, such as crib sheets, notes, books.
  • Using electronic devices such as cell phones, digital cameras, PDA’s, data storage devices, computers, internet or other electronic devices unless expressly permitted by the instructor for the required coursework.
  • Continuing to write after a timed exam has ended.
  • Taking the exam from the room and later claiming the instructor lost it.
  • Fraudulent possession of a test prior to exam date, or possession of a similar test (e.g. from a different section of a class) that has not been distributed back to students.
  • Submission of the same term paper or other work to more than one instructor, where no prior approval has been given.
  • Submission of purchased term papers or projects done by others.

Fabrication: The falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise.

  • Changing answers after an exam has been returned.
  • Falsifying/omitting data and/or sources, otherwise violating the ethical principles of research.

Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: Knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate any provision of this policy.

  • Allowing another student to copy one’s work.
  • Having another person take an exam or complete an assignment for oneself.
  • Taking an exam or completing an assignment for another student.
  • If you upload your homework/exams/answers to a website, you may be facilitating academic dishonesty. Students should consult with their professor before posting such material online.

Plagiarism: Representing the words, research findings or ideas of another person as your own in any academic exercise. [At their discretion, faculty may submit student work to plagiarism–detection software, such as Turnitin for review without prior notice to students.]

  • Copying word for word without proper attribution.
  • Paraphrasing without proper attribution.
  • Using phrases from another source embedded into original material without proper attribution.
  • Copying of intellectual property without proper attribution.

Misrepresentation of Academic Records: Misrepresenting, tampering with or attempting to tamper with any university academic document, either before or after coming to Chapman University.

  • Creating or altering a Chapman University transcript, diploma, verification of enrollment or any other official university document (In this case the student(s) may also face prosecution for violation of Federal and State statutes).
  • Submitting false records or other documents such as transcripts from another institution.
  • Failure to report all previous academic work at the time of admission.
  • Failure to report all academic work attempted at other institutions after admission to the university.
  • Forgery, alteration or misuse of official academic documents (e.g., petition forms, advising forms, internship forms, etc.).

Other Violations:

  • Violating professional ethics rules referenced or outlined in the honor codes or student handbooks of graduate or professional programs or colleges.
  • Violating applicable health, safety or ethical requirements in lab(s) or experiential clinical assignments.
  • Failing to observe rules of academic integrity established by a faculty member for a particular course.

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