The Academic Honesty Policy rules apply to all AS&E coursework even in a remote/online learning environment. Because you are still held responsible for understanding and following the policy, you should ask course instructors to clarify their expectations for collaboration and group work, as well as for the use of authorized versus unauthorized materials.

Questions about how best to follow the policy in challenging circumstances should be directed to your course instructors first and the academic honesty liaison second. Please read over our guide to academic honesty during remote learning (pdf) for more information. Always keep in mind that the sharing of user IDs and login information is never permitted. For more information see an overview of academic honesty in AS&E (pdf).

The Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (AS&E) Academic Honesty Policy applies to everything you submit to a University employee as part of your progress toward a degree, including:

  • Drafts
  • Ungraded work
  • Proposals for unexecuted projects
  • Add/drop forms

Since the AS&E Academic Honesty Policy sets general rules and your instructors add additional course-specific rules, you should read both the AS&E policy and your course materials carefully to be sure you understand what is and isn’t permitted.

Always ask your course instructor in advance if you think something you are considering doing might be an academic honesty violation. You can also ask the academic honesty liaison, who offers confidential guidance on academic honesty questions and cases.

You can be found responsible for violating the policy even if you do not understand the rules or did not know that something you did (or failed to do) violated the academic honesty policy. Learning the rules up front is very important. When in doubt, ask!

Test your self-knowledge of the AS&E Academic Honesty Policy with these quizzes. The first quiz covers the policy, while the second quiz gives examples of possible scenarios you might encounter as a student. The third quiz covers academic honesty in online learning.

For additional information, see the Board Resolution FAQ and the Instructor Resolution FAQ.

Please note: As of fall 2022, if you sign an instructor resolution with penalty, a warning letter, or a chair's resolution, or if the Board on Academic Honesty finds you responsible after a hearing, you will be assessed a $50 administrative fee.