Glossary 

  1. academic misconduct: actions that are dishonest, unfair, irresponsible, disrespectful or untrustworthy within the academic environment; see also cheating and violation
  2. allegation: an initial report of a suspected integrity violation that initiates the process
  3. appeal: a student’s opportunity to ask for reduced administrative sanctions or a reconsideration of a finding of responsibility
  4. attribution: providing information about the words, ideas or works we’ve borrowed from another; see citation
  5. cheating: actions that attempt to get academic credit by means that undermine fundamental values of integrity (honesty, fairness, responsibility, respect and trustworthiness); see also violation and academic misconduct
  6. citation: a particular method for attributing words, ideas or works borrowed from another (e.g., APA, Chicago, MLA); see attribution
  7. falsification/fabrication: a distortion of facts or creation of a false excuse or piece of work
  8. disciplinary probation: a disciplinary record is created (which can be checked by graduate/professional schools and employers) but the student is given the opportunity to continue his/her education without interruption unless there is a second integrity violation
  9. non-academic probation: see disciplinary probation; non-academic or disciplinary in front of probation distinguishes it from academic probation which is levied when a student’s GPA falls below an acceptable range)
  10. non-matriculated student: a student who has applied and been accepted but has not yet enrolled
  11. plagiarism: the use of another’s words, ideas or works without appropriate attribution
  12. probation: see disciplinary or non-academic probation
  13. process: the means by which we resolve allegations of integrity violations.
  14. academic sanction: the grade imposed by the instructor as a result of the integrity violation
  15. administrative sanction:  the actions or consequences that are available to the University to impose on students in response to integrity violations.
  16. scholarly negligence: a form of plagiarism but more sloppy than dishonest (e.g., attribution given for a direct quotation but quotation marks left off)
  17. sustained: when a student appeals a sanction or decision, one option for the University is to uphold the original sanction(s) or decision
  18. violation: an act that undermines the fundamental values of academic integrity