UMF will communicate directly with students whose conduct was deemed to warrant disciplinary action. Cheating is defined as the attempt, successful or not, to give or obtain aid and/or information by illicit means in meeting any academic requirements, including examinations. Cheating includes falsifying reports and documents. Plagiarism is defined as the use, without proper acknowledgement, of the ideas, phrases, sentences, or larger units of discourse from another writer or speaker. Plagiarism includes the unauthorized copying of software and the violation of copyright laws. Instructors are expected to maintain appropriate standards in the area of academics:
1. To take practical steps to prevent and detect cheating.
2. To report suspected academic misconduct to the Dean.
3. To report evidence of plagiarism, cheating on exams or lab/clinical reports, falsification of records to the Dean.
Students are expected to maintain appropriate standards in the area of academics:
1. To follow faculty instructions regarding exams and assignments.
2. To be certain that special rules regarding documentation of papers, examination procedures, use of computer-based information and programs, etc. are clearly understood.
3. If students believe that practices by the instructor are conducive to cheating, it must be reported to the Dean.
The consequences of academic dishonesty, depending on the severity of the infraction, may result the student to:
1. Receive a zero “0%” grade on the test, paper or exam;
2. Have their course grade lowered and/or possibly fail the course;
3. Under the standards of student conduct a student will be dismissed from the institution
The Dean will communicate directly with a student whose conduct was deemed to warrant disciplinary action and will make the final decision if a student will not be allowed to be readmitted.