Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty is prohibited at MUIC. It is a serious offense because it diminishes the quality of scholarship and makes accurate evaluation of student progress impossible.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following categories.

Fabricating is the invention or creation of data, research results, information or procedures.

Falsification means altering or falsifying information, as in the following:

  • Changing grade reports or other academic records.
  • Altering the record of experimental procedures, data or their results.
  • Altering the record of or reporting false information about internship, clinical or practicum experiences.
  • Forging someone’s signature or identification on an academic record.
  • Altering a returned examination paper in order to claim that the examination was graded erroneously.
  • Falsely citing a source of information.
  • Multiple submissions of substantial portions of the same academic work, including oral reports, for credit more than once without prior authorization by the lecturer involved.

Plagiarism is taking someone else’s words or ideas as one’s own in any academic exercise. It includes the following:

  • Submitting as one’s own paper a paper written by another person or by a commercial ghost writing service.
  • Exactly reproducing someone else’s work without identifying the words with quotation marks or by appropriate indentation or without citing the quotation or referencing.
  • Substantially copying prior work.
  • Paraphrasing or summarizing someone else’s work without acknowledging the source with a citation or reference.
  • Using facts, data, graphs, charts or other information without acknowledging the source with a citation or reference.

Cutting and pasting information from electronic sources without acknowledging the source with a citation or reference.