SUNY Purchase has policies for academic integrity.

Cite all work that is not your own.

Cheating/ plagiarism will result in a grade of “F” for the test or project in question and a grade of “F” for the course.

Academic Integrity

The following block quotes are from the SUNY Purchase policy for Academic Integrity:

Purchase College believes that academic integrity is fundamental to the teaching, learning, and creative processes. Ethical behavior is the cornerstone of an academic and artistic community…… All forms of academic dishonesty are considered serious violations of the student code of conduct. The following is a list of some, but not all, types of prohibited behavior.

1. Cheating

Cheating on examinations and assignments, including:

  • Copying from another student
  • Allowing another student to copy from you
  • Using or attempting to use study aids, devices, "cheat sheets," or other materials not expressly authorized by the professor
  • Unauthorized collaboration with another individual on take-home assignments or examinations
  • Buying, acquiring without permission, or selling copies of an examination.

It is the student's responsibility to clarify with the professor what constitutes acceptable use of test aides or collaboration.

2. Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the appropriation or imitation of the language, ideas, and/or thoughts of another person and the representation of them as one's own original work. It includes:

  • Buying or downloading papers or works and submitting them as one's own.
  • Copying sections of books or articles in one's paper without proper citation.
  • "Copying and pasting" from online sources without proper citation.
  • Failing to properly cite quotations or ideas taken from external sources.
  • Using false citations or fabricating sources.
  • Receiving unauthorized assistance from another person on a written or creative project.
  • Self-plagiarism (submitting the same work for more than one course without permission of the instructor).

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the definition of plagiarism and the acceptable methods of attribution.

Disruptive Behavior

Disruptive behavior, after one warning, will require the student to discuss the matter with the academic advisor or Dean:

  • More than ten minutes late to class
  • Use of mobile phones (including text messaging), email, IM, FaceBook etc. - the constant clatter of the keyboard is distracting!
  • Noisy, smelly, inappropriate eating or drinking
  • Wiki vandalism
  • Other behavior that inhibits class learning
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