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Pertaining to preventing, punishing, or handling the consequences of academic dishonesty in coursework or examinations. Also, defining what constitutes academic dishonesty. (For questions on dishonesty in the research and/or research publication process, use 'research-misconduct' instead.)

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How can I talk to the professor who has accused me of cheating? [closed]

My professor gave me a course incomplete because my lab3 homework on GitHub is very similar to someone else’s work. I would admit that I did asked former students from this course to send me the lab3 ...
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Is it considered cheating to use answers I remember from videos I studied?

This question is for those who are familiar with the format of CompTIA exams. Last week I took a test (and passed) which had two performance-based questions that I already knew the answer to. I had ...
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Under what circumstances is it appropriate to have video cameras as part of exam proctoring?

When professors proctor exams, part of our job is to answer student questions and clarify the exam, and part of our job is to prevent/catch cheating. At my university in the USA, there is also a "...
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Academic Integrity accusation of generating a personal reflection with AI

Academic Integrity emailed that my submission from the last semester was more than 40% generated by artificial intelligence. They noted there are no grammatical errors in my submission and the writing ...
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How to Address Unprocessable PDF Submissions in SafeAssign for Plagiarism Checks?

I am an astronomy professor who recently started using Blackboard's SafeAssign tool to check for plagiarism in student submissions. I've encountered a persistent issue with one of my students, whose ...
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I was caught cheating in a University exam. No action was taken but my professor is very angry with me. My main concern is how to face my classmates [closed]

I was caught cheating in a University exam. However, no action was taken because I am a good student. Moreover, my professor is very angry with me. My main concern now is how to face my classmates and ...
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Why require permanent pens and disallow correction tools in exams?

A common rule in exams is to require them being written with permanent (non-erasable) pens, which includes usually ballpoint pens and fountain pens filled with special ink. The rule forbids using ...
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Can version control protect students against allegations of ChatGPT use?

There is a Guardian article about the dilemma when there has been possible use on generative AI to create student essays. It presents it as a hard problem for students to prove they really authored a ...
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Accused Cheating during exam?

I was taking the exam and our professor was letting everyone go to the bathroom for some reason. I had my phone in my bag during the exam so I’m not even allowed to take my bag. When I went to the ...
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How to not feel guilty when reporting possible misconduct during exam/coursework as a teacher?

I am teaching a small class in my university. This is my first time, and as I am still a PhD student and the university was missing a teacher, I ended being selected to present it. It is a programming ...
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How to go about an unclear academic misconduct

In a lab I supposedly conducted academic misconduct by sharing my paper after the time was up. However, in the lab we are allowed to coordinate with our peers and ask questions about the processes of ...
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I have evidence of cheating on my phone. Can professors forcefully check it?

I recently had an online exam and failed in it. I know some of my other friends who cheated and passed. There is also a groupchat where they shared past paper exams. I told the teacher about the ...
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Can someone’s degree get revoked if the university has evidence they cheated retrospectively? [duplicate]

I know someone who got caught stealing the exam and cheating. He now practices and sees patients! If I alert the universities to look into it they will see that my information is correct. Will they be ...
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I got caught cheating on an online exam and I feel so guilty. What do I do?

What happened: I got caught cheating on an online exam consisting of 25 multiple-choice questions and a written part of my exam worth 55/80 marks. I had access to a one-page cheat sheet, but I still ...
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Should I disclose my academic dishonesty on grad applications?

I just graduated in May this year (2023), and in my last semester of senior year, I was caught cheating on an exam and have academic dishonesty on my record, and I'm trying to apply for accelerated ...
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Does the word "Plagi" have associations with contract-cheating?

We have just noticed the word “Plagi” trending in student submissions for final assignment. These assignments may be technical reports or computer code solutions, often contained with ZIP files. We ...
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What should I do if I regret paying online services for homework during my last semester of college?

During my last semester of college, I was going through many difficulties. I could get into detail about everything I was experiencing and feeling during this stressful time but it would be too long. ...
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Why don't Russians see cheating as something that must be eradicated? [duplicate]

This is a counterpart question to How is cheating viewed in Western universities and why is it seen as such a big deal? To me it seems obvious that the direct goal of any exam or test is to check the ...
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How is cheating viewed in Western universities and why is it seen as such a big deal?

Summary: Coming from Russian university student, cheating at exams seems normal and encouraged. Why is it so much more frowned upon at the North American/western universities? Ok, I assume that most ...
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I used ChatGPT to polish my essay, what are the consequences?

I used ChatGPT to polish my essay, now I’m freaking out. As above, in Feb I had to write a reflective piece about 1000 words for university. The essay was based on my real experiences and reflection. ...
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Is it it cheating to share a quizlet?

I created a quizlet. Is it cheating to share it with classmates if it only contains material reviewed in the lectures? For context, we took a test on the material and the re-take for the test is ...
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I looked at my phone’s clock several times to pace myself. TA saw it and sent an email asking about it afterwards

As the title says, I took an exam in a small room with one other student. One of the TAs proctored the exam. We were in a separate room because the student and I had accommodations (I have severe exam ...
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Telling my professor about another professor who accused me of cheating

One of my professors accused me of cheating because it appeared to them that I opened a link on moodle. I did, but did not look at what was open. It was opened by mistake as my laptop was lagging. I ...
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I cheated in some of my engineering exams including finals during my time at University, am I a fraud?

During my second and third year, COVID made all my engineering exams online. The exams were not proctored. Some of the exams I cheated by working with a group of friends. One person would have the ...
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Someone submitted my code as their code in an assignment; what should I do now?

I am second year student; one of my friends stole my code and then applied for an extension. I submitted my file on the deadline day and they submitted 10 days later using the same file as mine. Two ...
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Is it cheating if I get paid to write simulation code for a grad student's thesis?

A grad student has offered to hire me to write simulation code of a published paper and they said they need the simulation for their master thesis. Is it considered cheating if I accept the project?
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Does not being able to reproduce results in experiment-based assigments constitute cheating?

At my university, in a Computer Systems course I'm TAing, there are some experiment based assignments in which students are expected to perform experiments, record the results and prepare a report to ...
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Sanctions for cheating at an exam [closed]

What is a standard penalty for an undergraduate student who is caught cheating at an exam (e.g. using a mobile phone to copy the material from the lecture notes)? I am aware that this massively varies ...
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Right to see the proof of cheating and privacy

A person accused of any wrongdoing should have the right to see the proofs of such a wrongdoing. Then, a student accused of cheating because having presented the same answer, work or file as any other ...
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Caught students cheating in an exam, and the master director minimises

In a French master course, I has been "forced" to offer the exam online, and without proctoring software. The students hand-wrote their answers during a camera-on and microphone-on MS Teams ...
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How can I convince my professor that I did not copy from another student?

I am a computer science major and I was given a zero grade for having identical code to another student. I did not copy or share the code with anyone. The professor warned us that copying code from ...
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Is it cheating if the proctor gives a student the answer key by mistake and the student doesn't report it?

I gave a test in person this week. For the students that require accommodations, I submitted it online. The staff that provides the accommodations at their facility printed the test and gave it to ...
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Where do we draw the line between suspicion, and evidence, of cheating on an exam?

Where do we draw the line between suspicion and evidence of cheating on an exam? For example, on an online timed essay exam, in a student's essay, 99% of the sentences are identical to sentences found ...
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Is it fair to have follow-up interviews after a test following suspicions of cheating?

We recently held online midterm exams at my institution, where I am a manager. (We were forced online just before the exams.) The exams included a range of subjects, and were typically less than 2 ...
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Can high school cheating hurt me for grad admissions?

I used to be a dumb cheater in high school. I was pretty smart but I still was cheating on things like dual credit courses at local colleges, and even AP exams. I ended up getting into a pretty good ...
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I witnessed massive cases of corruption and cheating in my university. Now what?

I have dedicated four years of my life in a journey at a so-called "respectable" university in the Middle East as an undergraduate student pursuing my degree. In this journey, a period ...
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Should I admit to accidentally cheating on an exam?

Like most students and professors during the pandemic, I attended my classes online for over a year. The online lectures weren't mandatory, and I stopped attending after the first day and relied on ...
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How often have advanced degrees been revoked due to misbehavior as an undergrad?

Has anyone ever lost their PH.D. or MA from something they did when they were an undergrad? I'm going to use an example of a college buddy who has an MA in history but bullshitted a project once as a ...
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Do I have to disclose my minor academic misconduct warning in graduate school applications?

In my freshman year, I had an academic misconduct issue and received a zero for that assignment as well as a warning on the internal record (normally will not be shown to anyone else). I felt so ...
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Is it academic dishonesty if I committed my exam answers into a private GitHub repo during an exam?

During an exam, I committed codes into my repository on GitHub. In this case, am I involved in academic dishonesty for providing answers in public even though my repository was set as private?
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I've been wrongfully accused of plagiarism. What can strengthen my case?

I submitted an assignment in February and I recently received an email accusing me of academic misconduct. I have just finished my second year of university and this is the first time that I have ever ...
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My professor send me an email that said I plagiarized and cheat

I am doing a closed and open book exam recently. I was working so hard on it and hoping to pass the exam. However, I received an email that said there’s an evidence that I plagiarized. I was crying ...
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Is it collusion?

Is it collusion to discuss your assignment after you and the other party have both submitted it? A friend of mine and I want to discuss our assignment after we have both submitted it. The assessment ...
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Could the credits for a course be revoked if it is discovered that a student had cheated in the course's prerequisite class? [closed]

I am a college student in the US. Over a year ago, I took a course that moved online because of the pandemic. The course in question is a graduation requirement. The class's lack of exam proctoring ...
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What is the best way to confront students that I believe are cheating?

I have a very strong suspicion that a final written exam of a student was written by another student of mine. The style, the wording, even font, etc. are just way too similar to be random. I am ...
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What should I do about past academic dishonesty?

I graduated last year from a prestigious university where I was in general a very good student. I am now applying to graduate programs. The class (upper-level undergraduate mathematics) had moved to ...
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Do I have to disclose academic dishonesty on a grad application?

When I was a freshman I got caught cheating on a homework (really just looked at a similar question online trying to figure out how and filled in the wrong number) and got a 0 on the assignment. I'm ...
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Is it cheating to get help with graded homework?

Suppose a person X asks person Y to explain some material from a course. Person X shows Y some homework that counts for a third of the grade and asks for help. They go through the homework, with Y ...
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I have been rightfully caught with plagiarism in my Math finals online, will I be able to continue my academic path? [closed]

I am a first-year Physics student and I decide to challenge myself by taking a Math course that's well above my level. I was doing pretty well during the first half of the semester with offline ...
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Academic misconduct [closed]

My professor sent out an email saying he had evidence of me cheating in a Physics class. Exam was done on gradescope. And I don’t really know what evidence he has. He is requesting a zoom meeting with ...
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