Examples of Scholastic Dishonesty


According to the Office of Judicial Affairs: "Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, facilitating academic dishonesty, fabrication, failure to contribute to a collaborative project and sabotage"2.

Some of the ways one might commit academic dishonesty are as follows:

  • Coughing and/or using visual or auditory signals in a test
  • Obtaining copies of an exam in advance
  • Leaving information in the bathroom
  • Destroying or removing library materials to gain an academic advantage
  • Writing in blue books prior to an examination
  • Stealing another student’s graded test and affixing one’s own name on it
  • Recording two answers, one on the test form, one on the answer sheet
  • Failing to turn in a test or assignment and later suggesting the faculty member lost the item
  • Concealing notes on hands, caps, shoes, in pockets or the back of beverage bottle labels
  • Changing a graded paper and requesting that it be regraded
  • Stealing an exam for someone in another section or for placement in a test file
  • Citing to false references or findings in research or other academic exercises
  • Submitting a substantial portion of the same academic work more than once without written authorization from the instructor
  • Passing information from an earlier class to a later class
  • Having someone take your test for you
  • Using an electronic device to store test information
  • Transferring a computer file from one person's account to another

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