Academic Integrity

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The University of Miami is committed to holding research and scholarly activities to the highest ethical standards. Graduate students are expected to exhibit a professional level of personal and academic integrity and honesty as they engage in scholarly discourse and research. As specified in the University of Miami Honor Code found here, areas of violation include:


Implies an intent to deceive. It includes all actions, devices, and/or deceptions involved in committing the act. Examples include, but are not limited to, utilizing crib notes/cheat sheet on an exam and copying answers directly from another student's exam.


Representing the words or ideas of someone else as your own. Examples include, but are not limited to, failing to properly cite direct quotes and failing to give credit for someone else's ideas.


The act of working together on an academic undertaking for which a student is individually responsible. Examples include, but are not limited to, sharing information in labs that are to be done individually.

Academic Dishonesty

Includes any other act not specifically covered that compromises the integrity of a student or intrudes, violates, or disturbs the academic environment of the University Community. Examples are attempting or agreeing to commit, or assisting in or facilitating the commission of, any scholastic dishonesty violation, failing to appear or testify without good cause when requested by the Honor Council, failing to keep information about cases confidential, supplying false information to the Honor Council and accusing a student of a violation of this Code in bad faith.

Please see the Graduate Honor Code for more specific information on different violations and other important information. 


University of Miami Graduate Honor Code

The above information comes from the University's Honor Code website and Graduate Honor Code, which was established for the graduate student body to protect the academic integrity of the University of Miami, to encourage consistent ethical behavior among graduate students, and to foster a climate of fair competition. As this page only outlines some of the guidelines found within the code, you may refer to all guidelines in the official Graduate Honor Code


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