Academic Integrity is honest and responsible scholarship. Academic integrity is expressed through a set of values or principles that center around creating and submitting original work and giving credit to other people's ideas. Students are expected to uphold their academic integrity through the following (bullet points based on Michigan State's Academic Integrity page):
Honest and responsible scholarship is integral to the advancement of knowledge. Academic integrity is a fundamental principle of learning and a necessary foundation for all academic institutions, particularly those dedicated ti independent project-based education, such as WPI. Dishonest academic conduct undermines the learning process in multiple ways:
The principles of academic integrity not only encourage students to get the most out of their experiences in the academic sphere, but also carry on to their professional lives in the forms of codes of conduct, funding requirements, and company ethics policies. Researchers in all disciplines are expected to use information ethically and honestly.
The following are examples of different forms of what is considered academic dishonesty at WPI. This information is also available on WPI's page on Academic Integrity, located here, and the information is adapted from the University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus; Harvard University; and other colleges and universities.
Plagiarism: Using as one's own the words, ideas, data, code, or other original academic material of another without providing proper citation or attribution. The following are all examples of plagiarism:
Fabrication: Falsification, misrepresentation, or the invention of any information, data, or citation in an academic exercise. The following are examples of fabrication:
Cheating: Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. The following are examples of cheating:
Facilitation: Helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonesty. The following are examples of fabrication: