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The following document is concerned with students’ actions – not their intentions. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to the following actions:
Cheating on Examinations
Cheating is using or attempting to use materials, information, notes, study aids or other assistance in any type of examination or evaluation which has not beenauthorized by the instructor.
- Students completing any type of examination or evaluation are prohibited from looking at another student’s materials and from using external aids of any sort (e.g., books, notes, calculators, electronic resources, or conversation with others) unless the instructor has indicated specifically in advance that this will be allowed.
- Students may not take examinations or evaluations in the place of other persons. Students may not allow other persons to take examinations or evaluations in their place.
- Students may not acquire unauthorized information about an examination or evaluation and may not use any such information improperly acquired by others.
Plagiarism is intentionally or carelessly presenting the work of another as one’s own. It includes submitting an assignment purporting to be the student’s original work which has wholly or in part been created by another person. It also includes the presentation of the work, ideas, representations or words of another person without customary and proper acknowledgement of sources. Students must consult with their instructors for clarification in any situation in which the need for documentation is an issue. Students will have plagiarized in any situation in which their work is not properly documented.
- Every direct quotation must be identified by quotation marks or appropriate indentation and must be properly acknowledged by parenthetical citation in the text, in a footnote, or endnote.
- When material from another source is paraphrased or summarized in whole or in part in one’s own words, that source must be acknowledged in a footnote or endnote or by parenthetical citation in the text.
- Information gained in reading or research that is not common professional knowledge must be acknowledged in a parenthetical citation in the text or in a footnote or endnote.
- This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the use of papers, reports, projects, and other such materials prepared by someone else.
Fabrication, Forgery and Obstruction
Fabrication is the use of invented, counterfeited, altered or forged information in assignments of any type including those activities done in conjunction with academic courses that require students to be involved in out-of-classroom experiences. Forgery is the imitating or counterfeiting of images, documents, signatures, and the like. Obstruction is any behavior that limits the academic opportunities of other students by improperly impeding their work or their access to educational resources.
- Fabricated or forged information may not be used in any laboratory experiment, report of research or academic exercise. Invention for artistic purposes is legitimate under circumstances explicitly authorized by an instructor.
- Students may not furnish to instructors fabricated or forged explanations of absences or of other aspects of their performance and behavior.
- Students may not furnish, or attempt to furnish, fabricated, forged or misleading information to University officials on Univ ersityrecords or on records of agencies in which students are fulfilling academic assignments (including clinical sites, service learning, etc.)
- Students may not steal, change or destroy another student’s work. Students may not impede the work of others by the theft, defacement or mutilation of resources so as to deprive others of their use.
- Students may not access or use patient information in ways that violate HIPPA regulations.
Multiple submission is the submission of the same or substantially the same work for credit in two or more courses. Multiple submission shall include the use of any prior academic effort previously submitted for academic credit at this or a different institution. Multiple submission shall not include those situations where the prior written approval of the instructor in the current course is given to the student to use a prior academic work or endeavor.
- Students may not normally submit any academic assignment, work or endeavor in more than one course for academic credit of any sort. This will apply to submission of the same or substantially the same work in the same trimester or in different trimesters.
- Students may not normally submit the same or substantially the same work in two different classes for academic credit even if the work is being graded on different bases in the separate courses (e.g., graded for research effort and content versus grammar and spelling).
- Students may resubmit a prior academic endeavor if there is substantial new work, research or other appropriate additional effort. The student shall disclose the use of the prior work to the instructor and receive the instructor’s permission to use it PRIOR to the submission of the current endeavor.
- Students may submit the same or substantially the same work in two or more courses with prior written permission from all faculty involved. Instructors will specify the expected academic effort applicable to their courses and the overall endeavor shall reflect the same or additional academic effort as if separate assignments were submitted in each course. Failure by the student to obtain written permission from each instructor shall be considered a multiple submission.
Complicity is assisting or attempting to assist another person in any act of academic dishonesty.
- Students may not allow other students to copy from their papers during any type of examination.
- Students may not assist other students in acts of academic dishonesty by providing material of any kind that one may have reason to believe will be misrepresented to an instructor or other College official.
- Students may not provide substantive information about test questions or the material to be tested before a scheduled examination unless they have been specifically authorized to do so by the course instructor. This does not apply to examinations that have been administered and returned to students in previous trimesters.
Misconduct in Research Endeavors
Misconduct in research is serious deviation from the accepted professional practices within a discipline or from the policies of the College in carrying out, reporting or exhibiting the results of research or in publishing, exhibiting or performing creative endeavors. It includes the fabrication or falsification of data, plagiarism, and scientific or creative misrepresentation. It does not include honest error or honest disagreement about the interpretation of data.
- Students may not invent or counterfeit information.
- Students may not report results dishonestly, whether by altering data, by improperly revising data, by selective reporting or analysis of data or by being grossly negligent in the collecting or analysis of data.
- Students may not represent another person’s ideas, writing or data as their own.
- Students may not appropriate or release the ideas or data of others when such data have been shared in the expectation of confidentiality.
- Students may not publish, exhibit or perform work in circumstances that will mislead others. They may not misrepresent the nature of the material or its originality and they may not add or delete the names of authors without permission.
- Students must adhere to all federal, state, municipal, and College regulations for the protection of human and other animal subjects.
- Students may not conceal or otherwise fail to report any misconduct involving research, professional conduct or artistic performance of which they have knowledge.
Use of computers that is disruptive, unethical or illegal use of the College’s computer resources, including any actions which violate the Adventist University of Health Sciences Student Computer Use Policy is prohibited. Misuse of computers also includes disruptive, unethical or illegal use of the computers of another institution or agency in which students are performing part of their academic program.
- Students may not use the College computer system in support of any act of plagiarism.
- Students may not monitor or tamper with another person’s electronic communications.
- Students may not use College computer resources to engage in illegal activity, including but not limited to the following: illegally accessing other computer systems, exchanging stolen information, and violating copyright agreements which involve software or any other protected material.
- Students may not use any College computer as a host system for any unauthorized service or application.
Misuse of Intellectual Property
Misuse of intellectual property is the illegal use of copyright materials, trademarks, trade secrets or intellectual properties.
- Students may not violate the Universitypolicy concerning the fair use of copies. This policy can be found in the ADUAcademic Bulletin.