Academics

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Have you ever noticed a fellow student...

  • Cheat on a test?
  • Use someone else's homework?
  • Pay someone else to write a paper?
  • Stop showing up to class?
  • Copy a paper word-for-word from the internet?

  If you have, did you do something? If not, why?

 

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Struggling with school?

If you or someone you know is struggling academically, don't give up!

Follow or share these success strategies:

  • Decide for yourself not to cheat.
  • Accept ownership for your academic success.
  • Set academic goals
  • Do not miss class
  • Study every day
  • Read and follow your class syllabus – plan ahead
  • Get help as soon as you need it
  • Build a relationship with your professor or the TA
  • Review all your exams
  • Participate in class

Considerations

Academic misconduct can include:

  • Plagiarism (intentional or unintentional)
  • Cheat sheets/Other forms of cheating
  • Having someone take a test for you
  • Copying a test
  • Lying about circumstances
  • Having someone sign in for you

Consequences

Consequences for academic misconduct can include:

  • Failing the class
  • Loss of credit in course
  • Written warning
  • Temporary transcript notation
  • Permanent transcript notation
  • Removed from major
  • Expulsion
  • Rescinding a degree

 Remember! As a UTC student, you are being held to the honor code pledge:

I pledge that I will neither give nor receive unauthorized aid on any test or assignment. I understand that plagiarism constitutes a serious instance of unauthorized aid. I further pledge that I will exert every effort to insure that the Honor Code is upheld by others and that I will actively support the establishment and continuance of a campus-wide climate of honor and integrity.