George Mason University defines four general categories of academic integrity violations.
“Cheating” means the unauthorized use of, access to, or provision of academic work to misrepresent a student’s actual efforts. This includes submitting another individual’s work for a grade, soliciting solutions or assignments from online websites, unauthorized collaboration, and failing to adhere to written or verbal requirements established by the professor. Subcategories of cheating include, but are not limited to
Use of unauthorized material,
Use of unauthorized assistance,
Duplicate use of a student’s prior work,
Providing or benefitting from unauthorized academic material,
Submission of another individual’s work, and
Violation of course requirements regarding integrity.
“Lying” means providing information known to be false to bypass classroom expectations or gain an unfair advantage in completing academic work. Subcategories of lying include, but are not limited to
Falsifying sources, data, or information,
Providing a false excuse for missing a test or class,
Providing false information, including identifying information, and
Falsifying official correspondence.
“Plagiarism” means using another individual’s ideas or words without attribution or credit, including using prior work that has been submitted for credit or published in another venue as a new submission without citation. Using the ideas of others without proper attribution or citation is both unethical and a violation of the Korea Honor Code. Plagiarism does not include mistakes in the format of a citation if the student has clearly indicated the materials quoted or relied upon and the materials’ source/s. Subcategories of plagiarism include, but are not limited to
False citation, and
Failure to quote sources or material.
“Stealing” means obtaining or providing unauthorized access to educational materials. The materials possibly include tests or quizzes from faculty members or the work product of another student. Subcategories of stealing include, but are not limited to
Removing an exam from a classroom without authorization,
Taking photos of exams or academic work without authorization or permission, and
Taking someone else’s work without their knowledge.