Buffalo State's official academic misconduct policy states that "all students at the college are expected to display honesty and integrity in completing course requirements and following college academic regulations."
"Academic misconduct" refers to any form of plagiarism or cheating on examinations or assignments, and is inconsistent with the aims and goals of the State University College at Buffalo. Instances of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to:
Presenting as one’s own work the words or ideas of another individual without proper acknowledgment (“copying” or plagiarism)
Fabricating facts, data, or other forms of evidence for use in coursework
Reusing coursework from another course without the permission of the instructor
Performance of coursework for another individual
Misrepresenting an individual's share of responsibility for collaborative coursework and/or assignments
Working with other students on course assignments without the permission of the instructor
Cheating on an exam or quiz (looking at another’s exam, participating in unauthorized communications, using “cheat sheets,” failing to follow the rules of an exam stipulated by an instructor or proctor, etc.)
Prior acquisition, selling, or possession of an examination, written assignment, or similar assessment without the permission of the instructor
Providing false information on or tampering with attendance records, academic records, or other official documents or means of identification
Enabling another student to commit any act of academic misconduct described above
The academic misconduct policy includes both a preliminary (informal) and formal procedure. In both instances, a Statement of Resolution form should be complete - even if the student is found not to be responsible for an academic misconduct violation - and distributed to appropriate offices. Please refer the academic misconduct policy for full details on both procedures.
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