Academic Dishonesty

Policies: Academic Misconduct Policies

As a member in an academic community, students at Texas A&M University- San Antonio are expected to exhibit a high level of honesty and integrity in their pursuit of higher education, be mature, be self-directed and be able to manage their own affairs. Student who are unwilling to abide by these basic expectations will find themselves facing academic and/or disciplinary sanctions. Student are expected to share in the responsibility and authority with faculty and staff to challenge and make known acts that violate the Texas A&M University- San Antonio Code of Conduct.

Texas A&M University- San Antonio faculty has the discretion to impose grade penalties as deemed necessary. For more information, please refer to the Texas A&M University- San Antonio Handbook under Academic Policies: Violations of Academic Conduct.

According to the Student Code of Conduct, The following are violations of Academic misconduct: Cheating, Plagiarism, Multiple Submissions, Collusion, Lying, and Bribery.

  1. Cheating: Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, notes, study aids or other devices or materials in any academic exercise to give an unfair advantage to the student. Examples include, but are not limited to: (1) Copying from another student’s paper or receiving unauthorized assistance during an assignment, quiz, test or examination; (2) Using unauthorized assistance such as books, notes or other devices (e.g. calculators, cell phones, or computers, etc.); (3) The acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the University faculty or staff; (4) Unauthorized collaboration on assignments and exams; (5) Using, Selling, giving or exchanging completed exams to a student who has not yet taken the test; (6) Having another person other than oneself attempt to complete an assignment or exam.
  2. Plagiarism: The act of passing off some other person’s ideas, words, or work as one’s own. Examples include, but are not limited to, (1) The use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without acknowledgement, documentation or citation; (2) The unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
  3. Multiple Submissions: Submission of substantial portions of the same work (including oral reports) for credit more than once without authorization from the instructors for which the student submits the work. This is a type of plagiarism and considered dishonest. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Submitting the same academic assignment for credit in two courses, or the same course that has been repeated, without instructor permission; (2) Making minor revisions in a credited paper or report (including oral presentations) and submitting it again as if it were new work.
  4. Collusion: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonest. This includes, but is not limited to, the unauthorized collaboration with another individual in progressing forward on academic assignments.
  5. Lying: The deliberate falsification with the intent to deceive in written or verbal form as it applies to an academic submission.
  6. Bribery: Providing, offering or taking rewards in exchange for a grade, an assignment or the aid of academic dishonesty.