Students at Florida Atlantic University are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards. Dishonesty is considered a serious breach of these ethical standards, because it interferes with the University mission to provide a high quality education in which no student enjoys an unfair advantage over any other. Dishonesty is also destructive of the University community, which is grounded in a system of mutual trust and places high value on personal integrity and individual responsibility.
The FAU Code of Academic Integrity prohibits dishonesty and requires a faculty member, student, or staff member to notify an instructor when there is reason to believe dishonesty has occurred in a course/program requirement. The instructor must pursue any reasonable allegation, taking action where appropriate. Examples of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The unauthorized use of notes, books, electronic devices, or other study aids while taking an examination or working on an assignment.
- Providing unauthorized assistance to or receiving assistance from another student during an examination or while working on an assignment.
- Having someone take an exam or complete an assignment in one’s place.
- Securing an exam, receiving an unauthorized copy of an exam, or sharing a copy of an exam.
- The presentation of words or ideas from any other source or another person as one’s own without proper quotation and citation.
- Putting someone else’s ideas or facts into your own words (paraphrasing) without proper citation.
- Turning in someone else’s work as one’s own, including the buying and selling of term papers or assignments.
(C) Other Forms of Dishonesty
- Falsifying or inventing information, data, or citations.
- Failing to comply with examination regulations or failing to obey the instructions of an examination proctor.
- Submitting the same paper or assignment, or part thereof, in more than one class without the written consent of both instructors.
- Any other form of academic cheating, plagiarism, or dishonesty.