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Examples of Conduct

Examples of Conduct That May Involve Scholastic Dishonesty
According to the Regents' Rules and Regulations, scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts. Some of the ways that students may engage in scholastic dishonesty are:

  • Coughing or using hand signals during an examination
  • Concealing notes on clothing, hands, caps, shoes or in pockets
  • Writing in blue books prior to an examination
  • Writing information on blackboards, desks, or keeping notes on the floor
  • Obtaining copies of an examination in advance
  • Passing information concerning specific questions or answers from an earlier class to a later class
  • Leaving information in the restroom
  • Exchanging examinations so that neighbors have identical examination forms
  • Having a substitute take an examination and providing false identification for the substitute
  • Fabricating data for lab or clinical assignments
  • Changing a graded paper or answer sheet and requesting that it be regraded
  • Failing to turn in an examination and later suggesting the faculty member has lost it
  • Stealing another student's graded examination and affixing one's own name to it
  • Submitting computer programs written by another person
  • Recording two answers, one on the examination form, one on the answer sheet
  • Marking an answer sheet to enable another to see the answer
  • Encircling two adjacent answers and claiming to have had the correct answer
  • Stealing an examination or other assignment for transmission to someone in another section, or for placement in an examination file
  • Using a programmable calculator to store examination information or otherwise passing information using electronic devices
  • Taking another student's computer assignment printout from a computer lab
  • Destroying or removing library materials to gain an academic advantage
  • Transferring a computer file from one person's account to another
  • Transmitting posted answers for an examination to a student in a testing area via pager or radio transmitter.
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