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Academic Dishonesty

Procedures and Authorized University Actions in Cases of Student Academic Dishonesty: Excerpts from UW Regulation 6-802


The University faculty regards honesty by students in representation of their involvement in academic tasks to be vital to the educational functions of the
University. Whatever form academic dishonesty may take, the faculty considers it as establishing a student's failure to demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge and the failure to apply it to assigned academic tasks. It is the responsibility of both the student and the instructor in charge of an academic task, respectively, to make reasonable efforts to learn of or make known the standards of conduct for the performance of academic tasks. Failure on the
part of the student to observe and maintain standards of academic honesty, as hereafter defined or made known by an instructor responsible for a course or other academic task, requires corrective action as hereafter authorized.


An act is academically dishonest when it is an act attempted or performed which misrepresents one's involvement in an academic task in any
way, or permits another student to misrepresent the latter's involvement in an academic task by assisting in the misrepresentation. Some examples of academic dishonesty include such acts as:
a. Representing as one's own work material copied or borrowed from any source, written or otherwise, public or private, without proper citation of the source.
b. Using a ghost writer, commercial or otherwise, for any type of assignment.
c. Submitting substantially the same work for more than one class without the explicit permission of all concerned instructors.
d. Doing a class assignment for someone else or allowing someone to copy one's assignment.
e. Using notes or prepared information in an examination unless authorized by the instructor.
f. Taking an examination for someone else or allowing someone to take an examination for
g. Copying from, or assisting, another student during an e
h. Stealing, or otherwise improperly obtaining, copies of an examination before or after its
i. Submitting substantially the same work as someone else unless authorized by the instructor.


For the full text of Regulation 6-802, see the following page on the website of the Office of General Counsel:

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