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Academic Integrity

Plagiarism and academic integrity are taken seriously by this university.  You, the student, are responsible for making sure you are honestly completing your work.  If you have any questions, please review your class syllabus, speak to your professor, or review the university’s guidelines.  The UML webpage on Academic Integrity has more information.

Here is the definition of academic misconduct, aka plagiarism, from UMass Lowell's website:

Academic misconduct is an act in which a student:

  1. Seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation;
  2. Uses unauthorized materials or fabricated data in any academic exercise;
  3. Forges or falsifies academic documents or records;
  4. Intentionally impedes or damages the academic work of others;
  5. Engages in conduct aimed at making false representation of a student's academic performance; or
  6. Assists other students in any of these acts.

 Citations are designed to help you avoid making these mistakes!