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Academic Integrity Guide with Quizzes

Academic Integrity

According to the International Center for Academic Integrity, academic integrity is an academic foundational value. These values can take the form of respecting and acknowledging the intellectual property of others; conducting your own original research; cultivating and promoting your own intellectual growth.

Foundational Values are:

  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Courage

Academic Honesty at UMass Boston

According to Appendix B: Academic Honesty, Section XII. Academic Honesty Violations (pages 38-41), failure to maintain honesty and integrity in all aspects of academic life is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct:

It is the expressed policy of the University of Massachusetts Boston that every aspect of academic life—including formal coursework situations as well as all relationships and interactions connected to the educational process—shall be conducted in an absolutely and uncompromisingly honest manner. The university presupposes that any work submitted by a student for academic credit indicates that the work is the student’s own and complies with university policies. In cases where academic dishonesty is discovered after completion of a course or degree program, sanctions may be imposed retroactively up to and including revocation of the degree. Any student who reasonably believes another student has committed an act of academic dishonesty should inform the course instructor of the alleged violation.
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