Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
The following offenses constitute violations of the Student Code of Conduct and can
lead to serious disciplinary action:
Plagiarism is an academic offense, and is defined as follows at UAEU: “Plagiarism
is deliberately presenting another person’s work as your own, without acknowledgement.
Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Using the work of someone else or changing some words and keeping the same structure
and the same meaning without noting the source(s) and submitting it as your own work.
- Taking text from many other sources and putting the pieces together as one document
and submitting it as your own work without noting the source(s).
- Downloading information, pictures or charts from the Internet and inserting that material
into your own document and submitting it as your own work without noting the source(s).”
- At UAEU, penalties for student misconduct, which includes plagiarism, are explained
in the university By-laws (Nos. 136-146) and repeated in the Student Affairs Deanship
Policies and Procedures (2-2). Penalties range from a formal letter of warning kept
on file; suspension from a course or from the university; exclusion from taking the
final examination; dismissal from the university; and the withdrawal of a previously
- Cases of plagiarism are referred by a College to the Provost, who refers them to the
university-wide Student Disciplinary Committee. This committee gathers evidence, adjudicates,
and reports the outcomes of the cases back to the Provost. Included in the evidence
collected by the committee should be any record of a student’s prior offence(s) in
the same or other Colleges. The Provost, in turn, reports the result to the Enrollment
Deanship and respective College(s) to give effect to the penalty and record it on
the student’s record.
Acts of Dishonesty
- Cheating, plagiarism or other breaches of academic integrity, such as fabrication,
facilitating or aiding academic dishonesty; theft of instructional materials or tests;
unauthorized access to or manipulation of laboratory equipment or experiments; alteration
of grades or files; misuse of research data in reporting results; use of personal
relationships to gain grades or favors, or otherwise attempting to obtain grades or
credit through fraudulent means.
- Knowingly furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member
- Forgery, alteration or misuse of University documents, records, instruments of identification,
computer programs, or accounts.