Cheating is academic misconduct that usually (but not always) arises during the course of assignments, quizzes, examinations or other evaluative processes. Included in the concept of cheating are:
There is a significant difference between collaboration (group work) and collusion. Collaboration is working jointly with others and is often encouraged or even required by course instructors. Collusion occurs when two or more students, or a student and any other person(s), act together to cheat, plagiarize or engage in academic misconduct or incite others to do so or attempt to do any of the foregoing. Collusion can also occur when students collaborate after being told to work independently.
Each instructor will have expectations regarding how assignments are to be completed. It is very important to understand the expectations regarding collaboration, as there are many different degrees of collaboration. For example, you may be:
The instructor has the responsibility of making it clear to students what the expectations are for each assignment. Within the same course, different assignments may have different expectations regarding collaboration. Instructors for different classes may also have different expectations for similar assignments. If you have any questions, you should clarify the expectations with your instructor before you begin the assignment.
Other illustrations of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to:
Note: A student who assists another student in an act or attempted act of academic misconduct will be considered to have committed an act of academic misconduct.
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