Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

1.3.6 Academic Integrity

In submitting work in their courses, students must understand the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and cheating; these are considered to be extremely serious academic offences.

Students who have any doubt as to what might be considered plagiarism in preparing an essay or term paper should consult the instructor of the course to obtain appropriate guidelines.
Students should also consult the academic integrity Website at

The possession or use of unauthorized materials in any test or examination constitutes cheating. Responses on multiple-choice examinations are normally checked by the exam security computer monitoring program. The program detects pairs of students with unusually similar answer patterns on multiple choice exams. Data generated by the exam security computer monitoring program can be used as admissible evidence either to initiate or corroborate an investigation or a charge of cheating under Section 16 of the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.
The Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures includes sections on plagiarism and cheating. The Code is included in the Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities, which is available at

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