What is Academic Integrity? Academic integrity refers to the values of being honest and ethical in one’s academic work. Its opposite is academic dishonesty. The following are some but not necessarily all of the examples of behaviors that constitute academic dishonesty: Cheating is the unauthorized use or attempted use of material, information, notes, study aids, devices or communication during an academic exercise. The following are some examples of cheating, but by no means is it an exhaustive list: • Copying from another person or entity during an examination or allowing another to copy your work. • Unauthorized collaboration on a take home assignment or examination. • Using notes during a closed book examination. • Taking an examination for someone else or asking or allowing another to take an examination for you. • Changing a graded exam and returning it for more credit. • Submitting substantial portions of the same paper to more than one course without consulting with each instructor. • Preparing answers or writing notes in a blue book (exam booklet) before an examination. • Allowing others to research and write assigned papers or do assigned projects, including use of commercial term paper services. • Giving assistance to acts of academic misconduct/dishonesty. • Fabricating data (all or in part). • Submitting someone else’s work as your own, including artificial intelligence. • Unauthorized use during an examination of any electronic devices such as cell phones, computers or other technologies to retrieve or send information. Plagiarism is the act of presenting another person’s ideas, research or writings as your own. The following are some examples of plagiarism, but by no means is it an exhaustive list: • Copying another’s actual words without the use of quotation marks and footnotes attributing the words to their source. • Presenting another’s ideas or theories in your own words without acknowledging the source. • Using information that is not common knowledge without acknowledging the sources. • Failing to acknowledge collaborators on homework and laboratory assignments.