Answer yes or no to the following questions. Keep track of your answers.
- If you are found guilty of academic dishonesty at the University of Rochester, can you be suspended?
- Can you withdraw from a class if you have been accused of academic dishonesty?
- If you have been caught in an academically dishonest act, can your professor come to an agreement with you about the consequences for it without the case going to a hearing before the Board on Academic Honesty?
- If you are found guilty of academic dishonesty, will your permanent academic transcript say so?
- Is forging the signature of a professor or academic advisor on an add/drop form considered academic dishonesty?
- In classes where collaboration on work is allowed, can you be accused of academic dishonesty for work that you shared with a classmate?
- Are Board on Academic Honesty hearings like civil or criminal court procedures, with cross-examination of witnesses, formal rules of evidence, legal technicalities and loopholes?
- If an instructor, professor or other University official discovers that you have committed an academically dishonest act, may he or she choose not to report you to the board?
- If you are unaware that what you did constitutes academic dishonesty, can you still be found responsible for it?
- If you miss a citation for an idea or phrase from a secondary source but that source is listed in your bibliography, are you still guilty of plagiarism? In other words, is “accidental” plagiarism still plagiarism?
- Can you include comments that your professor has made in class in a paper you are writing for her without citing the professor as the source?
- Is most cheating done by students who are struggling?