CoE Honor Pledge
“On my honor I will not give nor receive unauthorized assistance in completing assignments and work submitted for review or assessment. Furthermore, I understand the requirements in the College of Engineering Honor System and accept the responsibility I have to complete all my work with complete integrity. Students who are suspected of academic dishonesty may not withdraw from the course in which dishonesty is suspected while the case is under review by the Honor Commission (NDSU Policy 335, 5b).”
Academic Dishonesty Defined (Source: NDSU Policy 335, 2a-m)
Academic misconduct (intentional or otherwise) includes but is not limited to the following:
- Plagiarizing, i.e., submitting work that is, in part or in whole, not entirely one’s own, without attributing such portions to their correct sources.
Receiving, possessing, distributing or using any material or assistance not authorized by the instructional staff member in the preparation of papers, reports, examinations or any class assignments to be submitted for credit as part of a course or to fulfill other academic requirements.Unauthorized collaborating on individual assignments or representing work from unauthorized collaboration as independent work.Having others take examinations or complete assignments (e.g., papers, reports, laboratory data, or products) for oneself.Stealing or otherwise improperly obtaining copies of an examination or assignment before or after its administration, and/or passing it onto other students.Unauthorized copying, in part or in whole, of exams or assignments kept by the instructional staff member, including those handed out in class for review purposes.Altering or correcting a paper, report, presentation, examination, or any class assignment, in part or in whole, without the instructional staff member's permission, and submitting it for re-evaluation or re-grading.Misrepresenting one's attendance or the attendance of others (e.g., by PRS or attendance sheet) in a course or practical experience where credit is given and/or a mandatory attendance policy is in effect.Fabricating or falsifying information in research, papers, or reports.Aiding or abetting academic misconduct, i.e., knowingly giving assistance not authorized by the instructional staff member to another in the preparation of papers, reports, presentations, examinations, or laboratory data and products.Unauthorized copying of another student's work (e.g., data, results in a lab report, or exam).Tampering with or destroying materials, (e.g., in order to impair another student's performance).Utilizing false or misleading information (e.g., illness or family emergency) to gain extension or exemption on an assignment or test.
- Cases of apparently unintentional plagiarism or source misuse must be handled on a case-by-case basis and in the context of the instructor's policies. Unintentional plagiarism may constitute academic misconduct.
- Improper attribution of sources may be a symptom of bad writing and not plagiarism. Instructors are encouraged to recognize that citation skills are developed over time and are contextual.