POLICY AND PLEDGE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

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The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity:  Honesty, Trust, Respect, Fairness, Responsibility


Policy of Academic Integrity:


Each student is expected to maintain the highest standard of personal accountability for his or her submitted work during the school year.  In addition, students are expected to refrain from helping any other student improperly complete her or his work.


Definitions:

1.Cheating

Intentionally using unauthorized support or aid for a test or assignment

Collaborating with another person on an assignment that should be completed independently

Copying from another student’s test, quiz, or homework or written assignment

Presenting another student’s work as your own

Getting unauthorized information about a test before the test is to be given


2.Plagiarism—Intentionally representing words or ideas of another person as your own in an essay or other assignment, without giving proper credit to the original source.


3.Fabrication—Intentionally making up information or a citation without authorization



PLEDGE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:


On my honor, I pledge that all the work I submit this year—from in-class essays and tests (or quizzes) to out-of-class essays and homework assignments—will be completed independently and in good faith, without improper support.  In addition, I pledge that I will not give any improper support to another student.





(Signature of Student)



Sources:  Center for Academic Integrity at Clemson University; George Washington University Law School