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.
- 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.
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.]
- 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).