All members of the university community share responsibility for academic standards and the reputation of the university. Academic honesty is a cornerstone of the development and acquisition of knowledge. Academic honesty is a condition of continued membership in the university community.
Academic dishonesty, like other forms of dishonesty, is misrepresentation with intent to deceive or without regard to the source or the accuracy of statements or findings. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the university’s values. Further, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university.
The following examples are representative but not exhaustive of activities constituting academic dishonesty: plagiarism (presenting the work of another person as your own); submitting the same work more than once without prior approval; cheating; impersonation (having someone else write your exam); submitting false records or information (forged medical notes); stealing or destroying the work of another student; removing, mutilating, misplacing or destroying books or other library material; unauthorized or inappropriate use of computers, calculators and other forms of technology in course work, assignments or examinations.
The Academic Honesty and Student Conduct Policies are at S10 and, specifically, the Principles and Procedures for Student Discipline are set out in policy S10.02 at http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student.html.
Students can find out more information about academic integrity expectations and academic support resources on the academic integrity website: https://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html.