Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Unauthorized Behaviors: Instructors may communicate to their students additional behaviors that constitute a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy in their course. Examples of unauthorized behaviors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • talking during an exam
  • having unauthorized materials present during any academic exercise
  • violating class conduct rules that are pertinent to academic integrity (for instance, rules governing the use of electronic devices)Instructors must clearly identify the additional unauthorized behaviors as academic integrity violations in their syllabus. Instructors may also communicate what these behaviors are orally, and may change or add to the list of unauthorized behaviors. Oral communications, and all changes, must also be clearly communicated in text (syllabus, email to whole class, etc.) as soon as possible after the oral communication and/or change.