Academic Misconduct

Any act that violates the spirit of the academic con­duct policy is considered academic misconduct. Specific examples include, but are not limited to:

Cheating
Includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Copying from another student’s test paper, laboratory report, other report, or computer files and listings.
  2. Using in any academic exercise or academic setting, material and/or devices not authorized by the person in charge of the test.
  3. Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during an academic exercise without the permission of the person in charge of the exercise.
  4. Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting or soliciting in its entirety or in part, the contents of a test or other assignment unauthorized for release.
  5. Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for oneself, in a manner that leads to misrepresentation of either or both students’ work.

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 offered for credit. Appropriation includes the quoting or paraphrasing of another’s work without giving credit therefore.

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

Abuse of resource materials
Mutilating, destroying, concealing or stealing such materials.

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.

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.

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

Complicity in academic misconduct
Helping another to commit an act of academic misconduct.

Bearing false witness
Knowingly and falsely accusing another student of aca­demic misconduct.