Academic misconduct

Academic misconduct is any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the institution or undermine the education process. Examples of academic misconduct include:

Plagiarism: To take and use another's words or ideas as your own without appropriate referencing or citation.

Cheating: Intentionally using or attempting to use or intentionally providing unauthorized materials, information or assistance in any academic exercise. This includes copying from another student's test paper, allowing another student to copy from your test, using unauthorized material during an exam and submitting a term paper for a current class that has been submitted in a past class without appropriate permission.

Fabrication: Intentional or unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation, such as knowingly attributing citations to the wrong source or listing a fake reference in the paper or bibliography.

Other: Selling, buying or stealing all or part of a test or term paper, unauthorized use of resources, enlisting in the assistance of a substitute when taking exams, destroying another's work, threatening or exploiting students or instructors, or any other violation of course rules as contained in the course syllabus or other written information.

Such activity may result in failure of a specific assignment, an entire course, or, if flagrant, dismissal from Wayne State University.  

The instructor of record may report the alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct using the Academic Misconduct Action form.

The referral should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place or when it is reasonably discovered. 

For a description of all student conduct policies and additional information about the conduct process, please refer to the Student Code of Conduct.

Academic Misconduct Action

Academic Misconduct flowchart (print only)