What defines academic integrity at CU Boulder?
You need to understand the resources your faculty member allows you to use to complete homework and assignments. This information can be found:
If you still cannot find this information in any of these sources, ask your professor or TA for the guidelines of the assignment.
Make sure to respect the ownership of other's ideas and be original in your own in order to avoid plagiarism.
These goals can be achieved through:
If you are unsure of how to cite or what dictates a plagiarism, here are some resources:
In general, at CU Boulder, students are expected to learn independently and complete homework individually. Sometimes group work is allowed or required, but there are often restrictions on what can be done together and what must be done separately.
In order to avoid a collaborative violation:
Cheating is a violation within our office and can be avoided. Examples of cheating on exams or assignments might include:
It is recommended that if you study with other students before an exam, not to sit near them during the exam. Faculty members and students may suspect that students who are often seen together in groups could be cheating.
Graduate education may, because of its highly collaborative nature, present areas of concern about academic integrity that do not neatly fit within the categories described above. Any faculty member or graduate student who feels that there may be a violation of academic integrity should consult with the Graduate School for guidance about the best path of action to follow.
Failure to abide by these policies as part of the CU Boulder Honor Code may result in but not be limited to the following sanctions or actions:
Resources to assist students and faculty in writing and citation include: