Sharing the work or effort in an academic exercise with another individual or individuals without Authorization.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
- working together on graded coursework without permission of the instructor
- working with another individual on an academic exercise beyond the limits set by the instructor
- providing or obtaining unauthorized assistance on a graded academic exercise
- collaborating on academic work knowing that the collaboration will not be reported
- NOTE: Collaboration and sharing information are characteristics of academic communities. These become violations when they involve dishonesty. Instructors should make expectations about collaborations clear to students. Students should seek clarification when in doubt.
In cases involving group work, responsibility for insuring that academic integrity standards are followed is shared by all members of the group. In cases where an individual student is able to demonstrate that he/she neither knew of nor participated in the academic dishonesty, that individual student is not responsible for academic misconduct.