True learning can exist only in an environment of intellectual honesty.
As future graduates, Lesley students have a particular responsibility to themselves and society to conduct their academic studies with integrity. The Lesley community must refuse to allow plagiarism and cheating; all of us must work to create an environment where intellectual curiosity and honesty are valued.
Academic dishonesty comes in many forms. The following list is not meant to be exhaustive and a student may be charged and found guilty of violating the University's Academic Integrity Policy for an offense not enumerated below.• Cheating: Use and/or solicitation of use of unauthorized materials, information, notes, study aids, or other devices in any academic exercise. This definition includes unauthorized communication of information during an academic exercise.• Plagiarism: Presenting the work of another as one's own, i.e., without proper acknowledgement of the sources. Plagiarism may occur orally, visually, or conceptually as well as in writing.• Fabrication and Falsification: Falsification is a matter of altering information; fabrication is a matter of inventing or counterfeiting information for use in any academic exercise.• Multiple Submissions: The submission of substantial portions of the same academic work (including oral reports) for credit in more than one course without prior written authorization.• Abuse of Academic Materials: Intentionally or knowingly destroying, stealing, or making inaccessible library or other academic resource materials.• Complicity/Unauthorized Assistance: Intentionally or knowingly permitting or attempting to permit another to commit an act of academic dishonesty. Giving or receiving assistance in connection with any examination or any other academic work that has not been authorized by a faculty member.• Lying/Tampering/Theft: Giving false information in connection with the performance of academic work or in connection with any proceeding under this policy.More complete descriptions of the Lesley University Academic Integrity Policy and the procedures of the Committee on Academic Integrity are available in the Student Handbook or from the Dean's Office.
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