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Punishable Behavior

General Student Regulations

Chapter V: Punishable Behavior and Just Procedure

Article 1, Section B

Academic Violations

A. Lack of honesty, fraud, plagiarism, and any other inappropriate behavior related to academic work, or any action intended for that purpose. Fraud is considered to be the unauthorized use of material and to give or receive non authorized assistance during an exam or other academic exercise.

The following are some example of fraud:

To copy material of another student during an exam or other academic exercise or to allow another student to copy from your work.

To take an exam for another student or to allow another student to take the exam for you.

To have notes, study sheets or other material during an exam or any other academic exercise when these are not authorized.

To collaborate with another student during an academic exercise without the professor's consent.

To falsify exam results.

Plagiarism is the use of another person's ideas or words without the proper recognition. Some examples are:

Not using quotation marks nor indenting when using a direct quote from a source.

Minimally paraphrasing to give the impression that it is your writing when in reality it is not.

Substantially paraphrasing without giving the corresponding attribution of the idea to the original author.

B. Alteration, falsification, destruction or fradulent use of exams, academic records, grades or other official academic records.

C. Inappropriate or non authorized use of computers. Alteration or destruction of computer systems or programs, vandalism or electronic fraud.

D. Fraudulent use, destruction, appropriation or illegal duplication, possession and disposal of academic materials or computerized information.

Possession or the non authorized disposal of academic materials include:

Selling or buying exams or other academic work.

Taking academia work of another student without permission.

Having exams or other assignments that have not been formally distributed by the professor.

Handing in the same work in two different classes without specific authorization.

Students that commit such violations are subject to sanctions that vary from formal written warnings to suspension or expulsion from the University (pages 44-45)