STATEMENT ON ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, AND CONDUCT
FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
The College cannot and will not tolerate
any form of academic dishonesty by its students. This includes,
but is not limited to cheating on examinations, plagiarism, or collusion
Cheating on an examination includes:
1. Copying from another's paper, any means of communication with another during an examination, giving aid to or receiving aid from another during an examination;
2. Using any material during an examination that is unauthorized by the proctor;
3. Taking or attempting to take an examination for another student or allowing another student to take or attempt to take an examination for oneself.
4. Using, obtaining, or attempting to obtain by any means the whole or any part of a not-yet-administered examination.
Plagiarism is the unacknowledged incorporation of another's work into work which the student offers for credit.
the unauthorized collaboration of another in preparing work that a student
offers for credit.
Student Responsibility Regarding Academic Dishonesty
1) Students who choose to take the risk associated with scholastic dishonesty and any other violation of the Code of Student Conduct and Discipline must assume responsibility for their behavior and accept the consequences. These consequences are described on the back of this statement and elsewhere including UTA policies and class syllabi. In an academic community, the standards for integrity are high.
2) Students who are aware of scholastic dishonesty and any other academic policy or conduct violations, have the responsibility to report academic policy violations to their professor, to a College of Engineering administrator, or to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs. The decision to do so is one of many moral dilemmas to be faced as students define who they are. [paraphrased from the Office of Student Judicial Affairs website1]
One method of reporting an academic policy violation is to submit a narrative of the incident to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs, located in E.H. Hereford University Center, lower level, B160, Box 19355 or to the professor. This narrative can also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (817) 272-5221.