Academic Integrity

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Academic Dishonesty includes any other act not specifically covered that compromises the integrity of a student or intrudes, violates, or disburts the academic community of the institution. Examples would include 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.  

Cheating

Implies an intent of deception. This would encompass any actions, devices, and/or overall participation involved in committing the act. Examples include, but are not limited to, utilizing notes/cheat sheets on an exam and copying answers from another student's exam. 

Plagiarism

Includes presenting another person's work as your own, with or without the original creator's consent, regardless if the work is published or unpublished, printed or electronic. An example would include failing to provide credit for another invididuals work. 

Misrepresentation

Any false or misleading statement presented to any staff, faculty, or member of the institution. This includes any statement that has the possibility to confuse or deceive for personal benefit,  the benefit of another or to enhance one's academic standing. 

Collusion

The act of more than one student contributing to a piece of work that is submitted as the work of an individual. This is not to be associated with group work, which is assessed as a group effort.  This would include sharing information on labs when it is to be completed alone. 

Falsification of Data or Records

Includes any manipulation of research materials, processes, equipment, or omitting data. This would also include falsifying university information.  Data or records subject to this rule include but are not limited to documents, reports, and records that do not accurately represent the work performed. 

Fabrication

Fabrication of research results or other University information such as inaccurate facts surrounding history, courses, and statistics. 

Disruption of Council Procedures 

Examples include failing to appear when requested by the Council, without good cause, failing to keep confidential information about cases, supplying false information to the Council, accusing a student of a violation of this Code in bad faith and any attempt to compromise, threaten, or intimidate any individual associated with a Council proceeding. 

Unauthorized or Inappropriate Use of University Computing Facilities

Unauthorized or inappropriate use of University computing facilities as stated explicitly in Information Technology Policy Number: AO46.

Resources

SafeAssign

SafeAssign is a resource provided through Blackboard that detects unoriginal content in papers. Students have access through the Writing Center and advisor. Click here to enable SafeAssign on an assignment on Blackboard.  

UM Writing Center Consultations

The Writing Center at the University of Miami offers free, one-on-one assistance with all types of writing. You can schedule a consultation with them by requesting it online

University of Miami Honor Code

The University of Miami Honor Code is 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. You may refer to the honor code here