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Definitions of Academic Dishonesty

A violation may include cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty. All assignments submitted by a student must represent her/his own ideas, concepts, and current understanding or must cite the original source. Academic dishonesty includes assisting a student to cheat, plagiarize, or commit any act of academic dishonesty. Attempts to violate academic integrity do not have to be successful to be considered academic dishonesty.

Academic dishonesty may include, but is not limited to:

  1. Stealing and/or possessing unauthorized material, including the unauthorized appropriation, possession or use of the property of another and the forgery or misuse of documents;
  2. Fabrication and falsification, including the unauthorized alteration or invention of any information or citation;
  3. Multiple submission, including the submission of substantial portions of the same assignment for credit more than once without the prior permission of all involved faculty members;
  4. Abuse of academic material, including destroying, stealing, or making inaccessible library or other academic resource material;
  5. Complicity in academic dishonesty, including intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another commit an act of academic dishonesty; and
  6. Research misconduct, which includes but is not limited to, fabrication and falsification of data, and sabotage of another’s experiment.

Excerpted from Section 7 of the Boise State Policy 2020 The Student Code of Conduct.