Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Policy on Academic Misconduct and Plagarism

The Policy on Academic Misconduct prohibits the following actions:

  • Cheating, plagiarism, collusion or other forms of academic dishonesty.
  • Fabricating information to falsify results obtained from a research or laboratory experiment.
  • authorized possession of examinations, reserved library materials, laboratory materials or other course related materials.
  • Unauthorized possession of examinations, reserved library materials, laboratory materials or other course related materials.
  • Failure to follow the instructor or proctor’s test-taking instructions, including but not limited to not setting aside notes, books or study guides while the test is in progress, failing to sit in designated locations and/or leaving the classroom/ test site without permission during a test.Utilizing cell phones, pagers or other devices for the purpose of photographing test questions, text messaging test information or other forms of academic misconduct.
  • Unauthorized changing of grades on an examination, in an instructor’s grade book or on a grade report.
  • Falsification of student transcript or other academic records; or unauthorized access to academic computer records.
  • Nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other university records.

What is plagiarism?

The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without acknowledgement, documentation or citation. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.

This page was last updated on: June 13, 2012