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Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

“Eastern Kentucky University is a community of shared academic values, foremost of which is a strong commitment to intellectual honesty, honorable conduct, and respect for others. In order to meet these values, students at Eastern Kentucky University are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity.”  “Academic Integrity is a fundamental value for the Eastern Kentucky University community of students, faculty, and staff. It should be clearly understood that academic dishonesty and incidents of academic dishonesty will have serious consequences. Academic dishonesty can occur in different forms, some of which include cheating, plagiarism, and fabrication.  Anyone who knowingly assists in any form of academic dishonesty shall be considered as responsible as the student who accepts such assistance and shall be subject to the same sanctions.” 

Forms of Academic Dishonesty:

“Cheating: Cheating is an act or an attempted act of deception by which a student seeks to misrepresent that he or she has mastered information on an academic exercise.  Cheating includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Giving or receiving assistance not authorized by the instructor or university representative
  • Participating in unauthorized collaboration on an academic exercise
  • Using unapproved or misusing electronic devices or aids during an academic exercise
  • Turning in substantial similar papers/assignments as other student(s)”

“Fabrication is a form of deception and occurs when a student misrepresents written or verbal information in an academic exercise.  Fabrication includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Citation of information not taken from the source indicated.  This may include the incorrect documentation of secondary source materials.
  • Listing sources in a bibliography not directly used in the academic exercise
  • Submission in a paper, thesis, lab report, practicum log, or other academic exercise of falsified, invented, or fictitious data or evidence or deliberate and knowing concealment or distortion of the true nature origin or function of such data or evidence.
  • Submitting as your own any academic exercise (verbal, written, electronic, or artistic work) prepared totally or in part by another person”

“Plagiarism occurs when a student represents work taken from another source as his or her own.  It is imperative that a student give credit to information, words, ideas, and images that are integrated into his or her own work.  Acknowledgement of a source of information in any form should consist of complete, accurate, and specific references and, if verbatim statements are included, quotation marks as well.  Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Using words, ideas, or images from another source (including the Internet), whether in quotation marks or not, without giving credit to that source in the form a bibliographic citation
  • Using facts, statistics, or other supporting materials that are not clearly common knowledge without acknowledgement of the source”

Here are some resources to facilitate student awareness of basic research skills, services, and resources on campus to contribute to the student’s academic success. 

Research Skills

You Quote It, You Note It!

Sources for Courses

Credible Sources Count!

Research it Right!

Searching With Success!

EKU Services & Resources

EKU Libraries

EKU Online Resources

EKU Noel Studio

EKU Tutoring Services

EKU Academic Testing Center

EKU Computer Labs

EKU Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Information for this posting was obtained from: EKU Student Rights & Responsibilities, Acadia University Library Tutorials, EKU Libraries, EKU Online Resources, EKU Noel Studio, EKU Tutoring Services, EKU Academic Testing Center, EKU Computer Labs & EKU Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities.  

Published on October 01, 2014

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