Standards of Academic Conduct
As a University of Dayton student, you are expected to follow certain standards of conduct in your academic work. Although academic practices vary around the world, there are some important things to know as you begin your undergraduate or graduate work in the United States. Reading the information below can help you be successful in your academics here in the U.S.
Cheating on exams and other assignments
Cheating on examinations and assignments consists of willfully copying or attempting to consult a notebook, textbook, or any other source of information not authorized by the instructor; willfully aiding, receiving aid, or attempting to aid or receive aid from another student during an examination; obtaining or attempting to obtain copies of any part of an examination (without permission of the instructor) before it is given; or any act which violates or attempts to violate the stated conditions of an examination. Cheating on an assignment consists of willfully copying or attempting to copy all or part of another student’s assignment when class assignments are such that students are expected to complete the assignment on their own. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the professor concerning what constitutes permissible collaboration and what materials are allowed to be consulted.
Committing plagiarism and using false citations
Plagiarism consists of quoting directly from any source of material — including other students’ work and materials purchased from research consultants — without appropriately citing the source and identifying the quoted material; knowingly citing an incorrect source; using ideas (i.e., material other than information that is common knowledge) from any source of material — including other students’ work and materials purchased from research consultants — without citing the source and identifying the borrowed material. Students are responsible for educating themselves as to the proper mode of attributing credit in any course or field. Faculty may use various methods to assess the originality of students’ work, such as plagiarism detection software.
Submitting work for multiple purposes
Students are not permitted to submit their own work (in identical or similar form) for multiple purposes without the prior and explicit approval of all faculty members to whom the work will be submitted. This includes work first produced in connection with classes at either the University of Dayton or other institutions attended by the student.