Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Fairness | Honesty | Respect | Responsibility | Trust

The UNCG community subscribes to the following fundamental principles of academic integrity: honesty; trust; fairness; respect; responsibility. All violations of the Policy are violations of the principle of honesty but may also create questions related to trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. The below listed violations of the Academic Integrity Policy are typical, but not exhaustive, examples of the acts that constitute breaches of the Policy.

<dl><dt><a title=”Cheating” href=”http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/academic-integrity/violation/cheating/”>Cheating</a></dt><dd>Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise.</dd><dt><a title=”Plagiarism” href=”http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/academic-integrity/violation/plagiarism/”>Plagiarism</a></dt><dd>Intentionally or knowingly representing the words of another, as one’s own in any academic exercise.</dd><dt><a title=”Misuse of Academic Resources” href=”http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/academic-integrity/violation/misuse-of-academic-resources/”>Misuse of Academic Resources</a></dt><dd>The intentional use, misuse or alterations of University materials or resources so as to make them inaccessible to other users.</dd><dt><a title=”Falsification” href=”http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/academic-integrity/violation/falsification/”>Falsification</a></dt><dd>Intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise.</dd><dt><a title=”Facilitating Academic Dishonesty” href=”http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/academic-integrity/violation/facilitating-academic-dishonesty/”>Facilitating academic dishonesty</a></dt><dd>Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonesty.</dd></dl>
<h2>Sanctions</h2>
Both the academic experience and the classification of the student should be considered in the assignment of sanctions. To aid in the assignment of appropriate sanctions for various offenses negotiated between the faculty and student, examples are provided for first offenses. Faculty have discretion in assigning the sanction within the ranges outlined.

All first offenses for which suspension or expulsion is recommended may be reached only as the result of the hearing panel process. A recommendation for suspension must also address whether the student is to be withdrawn with or without the loss of credit or assignment of an “F” in the specific course in which the offense occurred. The recommended sanctions apply only to first offenses. The second proven or admitted offense requires either suspension or expulsion as recommended by the Executive Committee.<sup>3</sup>
<h4>Summary of Charges and Suggested Ranges of Sanctions</h4>
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<div align=”center”><strong>Charge</strong></div></td>
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<td>Spontaneous Cheating</td>
<td>From redoing an assignment/retaking a test to F in course</td>
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<td>Non-Spontaneous cheating</td>
<td>From F on assignment/test to a recommendation for expulsion</td>
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<td>Failure to cite references</td>
<td>From requiring the student to re-do paper to a zero on the paper</td>
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<td>Submitting, as one’s own, work done by or coping from another</td>
<td>From F on assignment to a recommendation for expulsion</td>
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<td>Misuse of academic resources</td>
<td>From loss of privileges to use of materials for a set period of time, to repayment of costs to repair or replacement of materials to a recommendation for expulsion</td>
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<td>Falsification by an undergraduate</td>
<td>From requiring the experience to be re-done to an F in the course</td>
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<td>Falsification by a graduate student</td>
<td>From F in the course to a recommendation for expulsion</td>
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<td>Facilitating academic dishonesty</td>
<td>From F on the assignment/test to a recommendation for expulsion</td>
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<h4>Suggested Sanctions for Educational Resolution Program</h4>
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<li>Completed the online Library site tutorial</li>
<li>Write a reflection paper about the experience</li>
<li>Perform community service through a recognized agency</li>
<li>Attend Honors and Ethics Week events</li>
<li>Attend the Making Good Choices Seminar</li>
<li>Interview a professional in the field of student about ethics</li>
<li>Complete the plagiarism video on and turn in one page reflection; single space; 12pt font</li>
<li>Redo the paper and submit copies of notes taken from sources cited</li>
<li>Meet with a reference librarian about important resources, citation and writing style for the field. To be scheduled by the Dean of Students Office.</li>
<li>Create a handout for other students describing plagiarism and resources to learn about appropriate citations</li>
<li>Interview a faculty member who has had an Academic Integrity violation in his/her course</li>
<li>Submit the next assignment through Blackboard’s Safe Assign program</li>
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[3] Violations discussed in this section were adapted from language used in Gehring, D. and Pavela, G. Issues and Perspectives on Academic Integrity, second edition, Washington: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, 1986.