Examples of behaviors that lack integrity include, but are not limited to:
- Giving, taking, or receiving unauthorized information to/from another person during any type of assignment or test.
- Obtaining or providing without authorization questions or answers prior to the time of an assignment or test.
- Using unauthorized sources for answers during any assignment or test.
- Taking part in or arranging for another person to complete an assignment or to take a test in place of another.
- Giving or receiving answers by use of signals or electronic communication during a test.
- Altering answers on a scored test and submitting it for a higher grade.
- Collaborating with others in a required assignment without the approval of the instructor.
- Stealing class assignments or portions of assignments, including electronic files, and submitting them as one's own.
- Not crediting participants for their part in a group project or claiming credit for work not done on a group project.
- Plagiarism, which is presenting as one's own in whole or in part the argument, language, creations, conclusions, or scientific data of another without explicit acknowledgment. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Using another person's written or spoken words without complete and proper citation.
- Using information from a Website, CD-ROM or other electronic source without complete and proper citation.
- Using statistics, graphs, charts and facts without acknowledging their source.
- Submitting a paper purchased from a term-paper service.
- Paraphrasing, which is imitating someone else's argument using other words without acknowledging the source.
- Claiming credit for someone else's artistic work, such as a drawing, script, musical composition or arrangement.
- Using someone else's lab report as a source of data or results.
- Using one's own or substantially similar work, produced in connection with one course, to fulfill a requirement in another course without prior permission. A student may use the same or substantially the same work for assignments in two or more courses only with written permission from the instructors of all the classes involved.
- Submitting the results of a machine translation program as one's own work.
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