Academic misconduct is broadly defined as the attempt to unfairly advance one's academic performance. It should be understood as the granting to oneself any kind of advantage not offered or available to one's peers and colleagues. Academic misconduct can take many forms, including but not limited to:
1. Submitting for academic credit any work without properly acknowledging and citing sources.
2. The submissions of another person's ideas or written work as one's own. This includes papers purchased online, copied electronic spreadsheets, or any work that is created by anyone other than the student presenting the work for credit, regardless of how the work is procured.
3. Cheating on an examination, including using "cheat sheets," accessing formulas or notes that have been stored on phones or other technology, or copying from peers.
4. Collaborating with others when it is contrary to the stated policy of the course.
5. Stealing examination or course materials or knowingly using such stolen materials. This includes stealing library or other College resources and unauthorized access to electronic materials.
6. Obtaining information about a test or quiz from someone who has previously taken the examination. (This does not include tests returned from previous semesters, which may be considered part of the public domain.)
7. Communicating with someone else via text messaging or other technology during a test in order to obtain answers.
8. Falsifying or fabricating records, laboratory reports, or other data.
9. Submitting work previously submitted in another course.
10. Knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above, including assisting any arrangement whereby work is submitted or performed by a person other than the student who is getting credit.
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