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Academic Honesty

Quiz #1

This is the old policy for classes taken during and before Summer 2015.
Need the current policy? Starts Fall 2015.

Answer yes or no to the following questions. Keep track of your answers.

  1. If you are found guilty of academic dishonesty at the University of Rochester, can you be suspended?
  1. Can you withdraw from a class if you have been accused of academic dishonesty?
  1. 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?
  1. If you are found guilty of academic dishonesty, will your permanent academic transcript say so?
  1. Is forging the signature of a professor or academic advisor on an add/drop form considered academic dishonesty?
  1. In classes where collaboration on work is allowed, can you be accused of academic dishonesty for work that you shared with a classmate?
  1. 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?
  1. 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?
  1. If you are unaware that what you did constitutes academic dishonesty, can you still be found responsible for it?
  1. 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?
  1. 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?
  1. Is most cheating done by students who are struggling?

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