2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to 

  • Plagiarism, including any representation of another’s work or ideas as one’s own in academic and educational submissions.
  • Cheating, including any actual or attempted use or possession of resources prohibited by the instructor(s) or those that a reasonable person would consider inappropriate under the circumstances for academic submissions, and/or any actual or attempted effort to assist another student in cheating.
  • Double submission, including any submission of an academic work for more than one course without expressed permission.
  • Fabrication, including any falsification or creation of data, research or resources to support academic submissions.

When it appears that academic misconduct has occurred, the faculty member and/or academic unit has the authority under the Honor Code to address the violation and take academic action as deemed necessary and appropriate. As expected by the Honor Code, faculty members/academic units have an obligation to report such violations to Student Rights & Responsibilities for a University-level review and investigation.  

Academic actions can range from receiving a zero/failing grade on the individual assignment/test up to receiving a failing grade in the course. Academic units also have the authority to remove a student from his or her academic unit.

For more information about the Student Conduct Policies and Procedures, please see http://www.du.edu/studentlife/studentconduct.

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