Academic dishonesty violates the principle of intellectual integrity that is the foundation of our institutions. To violate that principle is one of the most serious offenses that a student can commit. Examples of academic dishonesty are listed in the Bulletin and/or policies of the schools at Columbia University, and include, but are not limited to:
Academic Dishonesty, Facilitation of
Assisting another student in a violation of academic integrity is prohibited. This may include, but is not limited to, selling and/or providing notes, exams, and papers.
Giving unauthorized assistance to another student or receiving unauthorized aid from another person on tests, quizzes, assignments or examinations without the instructor’s express permission is prohibited.
Offering or giving any favor or thing of value for the purpose of improperly influencing a grade or other evaluation of a student in an academic program is prohibited.
Wrongfully using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, study aids, or the ideas or work of another in order to gain an unfair advantage is prohibited. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, using or consulting unauthorized materials or using unauthorized equipment or devices on tests, quizzes, assignments or examinations, working on any examination, test, quiz or assignment outside of the time constraints imposed, the unauthorized use of prescription medication to enhance academic performance, and/or submitting an altered examination or assignment to an instructor for re-grading.
Collaborating on academic work without the instructor’s permission is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, unauthorized collaboration on tests, quizzes, assignments, labs, and projects.
Falsification, forgery, or misrepresentation of information to any University official in order to gain an unfair academic advantage in coursework or lab work, on any application, petition, or documents submitted to the University is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, falsifying information on a résumé, fabrication of credentials or academic records, misrepresenting one’s own research, providing false or misleading information in order to be excused from classes or assignments and/or intentionally underperforming on a placement exam.
Ethics, honor codes, and professional standards, Violation of
Any violation of published institutional policies related to the ethics, honor codes, or professional standards of a student’s respective school is prohibited.
Failing to Safeguard Work
Failure to take precautions to safeguard one’s own work is prohibited.
Giving or Taking Academic Materials, Unauthorized
Unauthorized circulation or sharing of past or present course material(s) without the instructor’s express permission is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, assignments, exams, lab reports, note books, and papers.
Obtaining Advanced Knowledge
Unauthorized advanced access to exams or other assignments without an instructor’s express permission is prohibited.
The use of words, phrases, or ideas belonging to another, without properly citing or acknowledging the source is prohibited. This may include, but is not limited to, copying computer programs for the purposes of completing assignments for submission.
Inappropriately and deliberately harming someone else's academic performance is prohibited.
Using any material portion of an assignment to fulfill the requirements of more than one course without the instructor’s express permission is prohibited.
Test Conditions, Violations of
Compromising a testing environment or violating specified testing conditions, therefore, intentionally or unintentionally creating access to an unfair advantage for oneself or others, is prohibited.
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