Academic Integrity

Academic Dishonesty at WSU

The following are the most commonly reported violations of the academic integrity policy at WSU.

Plagiarism – Presenting the information, ideas, or phrasing of another person as the student’s own work without proper acknowledgement of the source. WSU’s policy makes no distinction between intentional and unintentional plagiarism. Bad citation = plagiarism.

Unauthorized Assistance – Use of unauthorized materials in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations, or giving or receiving unauthorized assistance by any means, including talking, copy information from another student, using electronic devices, or taking an examination for another student.

Fabrication – The intentional invention or counterfeiting of information in the course of an academic activity. The most common form is counterfeiting record of internship or practicum experiences.

A full list of definitions can be found in the Standards of Conduct under WAC 504-26-010 Definitions.