The Department of Human Physiology upholds the principals outlined by the UO Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, which includes development of students’ academic and social responsibility by valuing integrity, responsibility, community, multicultural competence, and accountability . In Human Physiology, this translates into a focused effort that includes education of our students regarding appropriate professional conduct, and a consistent system of accountability. The goal of the Department’s policies and procedures on student conduct is to provide the basis for consistent, fair, equitable and educational handling of cases including cheating and plagiarism, and tracking students conduct across classes.
Human Physiology takes Academic Misconduct VERY SERIOUSLY. ALL SUSPECTED INCIDENTS of academic misconduct are INVESTIGATED AND REPORTED to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. If you are unsure if what you are doing would be considered cheating or plagiarism, you should ask your course instructor.
All cases of suspected cheating or plagiarism are referred to the Department’s Conduct Officer (Dr. Andrew Lovering) immediately upon discovery. If a student is found responsible for academic misconduct, the Human Physiology Department will impose an appropriate academic sanction up to and including a grade of “N” or “F” and report the incident to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. MORE THAN ONE INCIDENT OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT will result in immediate report to the Office for the Dean of Students with the recommendation for suspension and/or expulsion from the University.
THREE THINGS EVERY STUDENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM:
- IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO GIVE OR RECEIVE HELP ON A GRADED ASSIGNMENT UNLESS EXPLICITLY GRANTED IN WRITING BY YOUR INSTRUCTOR.
- IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO COPY ANYTHING WORD FOR WORD FROM ANY SOURCE WITHOUT CITING THE WORK WITH QUOTATIONS AND PROVIDING THE SOURCE OF THE INFORMATION.
- REPHRASING, PARAPHRASING, REORDERING OF WORDS AND ANYTHING ADDED TO A GRADED ASSIGNMENT THAT IS NOT ENTIRELY THE STUDENT’S OWN WORK, WITHOUT APPROPRIATE CITATIONS, IS CONSIDERED PLAGIARISM.
Additional academic misconduct definitions and university policies can be found here: http://uodos.uoregon.edu/StudentConductandCommunityStandards/AcademicMisconduct/tabid/248/Default.aspx. The following definitions for cheating and plagiarism are cited from this website (UO Student Conduct Code, OAR571-021-00105: Definitions):
“3) ‘Cheating’ means any act of deception by which a student misrepresents or misleadingly demonstrates that he or she has mastered information on an academic exercise that he or she has not mastered. Examples include but are not limited to: (a) Giving or receiving unauthorized help in an academic exercise; (b) Use of sources or resources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments;”
“(26) ‘Plagiarism’ means using the ideas or writings of another as one’s own. It includes, but is not limited to: (a) The use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement; and (b) The unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.”