Code Category: academic

3.4 Academic misconduct

Any act that violates the academic integrity of the institution is considered academic misconduct. The procedures used to resolve suspected acts of academic misconduct are available in the offices of Academic Deans and Campus Life – Dean’s Office. Specific examples include, but are not limited to:

3.4.2 Plagiarism

The appropriation, theft, purchase or obtaining by any means another’s work, and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of that work as one’s own submitted for credit. Appropriation includes the quoting or paraphrasing of another’s work without giving credit therefore.

3.4.3 Collusion

The unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing work offered for credit.

3.4.5 Computer misuse

Unauthorized or illegal use of computer software or hardware through the TCU Computer Center or through any programs, terminals, or freestanding computers owned, leased or operated by TCU or any of its academic units for the purpose of affecting the academic standing of a student.

3.4.6. Fabrication and falsification

Unauthorized alteration or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise. Falsification involves altering information for use in any academic exercise. Fabrication involves inventing or counterfeiting information for use in any academic exercise.

3.4.7 Multiple submission

The submission by the same individual of substantial portions of the same academic work (including oral reports) for credit more than once in the same or another class without authorization.

5.2. Sanctions

Nothing in this Code of Student Conduct is intended to limit or diminish the authority of Academic Deans or other University officials from appropriately addressing conduct by a student or students which is inappropriate, disruptive, or which constitutes misconduct.