Guidelines Regarding Cheating

Academic cheating is any behavior which uses the work of another or “crib” notes in order to gain credit for oneself. This includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors:

  • copying/use of notes or book for test/exam without permission from the teacher
  • allowing someone to copy from your work, either for homework, an assignment or exam
  • having someone else do a paper or an assignment for you or purchasing it from any source
  • working with others and handing in work that is identical with that handed in by the others
  • rewriting someone’s work for them (discussing how a work might be improved is OK, but rewriting must be done by the individual submitting the assignment)
  • changing your lab results so they reflect what should have been, rather than what you obtained
  • getting/discussing answers with a student who has already written a test/exam
  • turning in a paper that was written for another course or from another year
  • borrowing ideas from a source without documenting

(Ideas summarized from an article, Test Your “Integrity I.Q.”, that appeared in the Mount Allison University Student Newsletter, December 1999.)

 Consequences for Cheating

  • Students who copy will receive 0% for the work under consideration.
  • A student who allows another to copy his/her work will receive a maximum of 50% for the work/assignment/test that has been copied.
  • When a student is found copying homework or an assignment from another, the work of both students will be turned in to the appropriate subject teacher for follow-up action.