Academic integrity violations fall into five broad areas:
- Cheating on an academic evaluation or assignment
- Academic deceit, such as fabricating data, information or documentation
- Aiding others in committing integrity violations and inappropriately collaborating
- Falsifying academic records
Please see ASU’s Student Academic Integrity Policy for further information.
What is not a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy?
Not all inappropriate behavior in the academic setting is an Academic Integrity Policy violation.
Student Code of Conduct
Violations of the ASU Student Code of Conduct, other than the provision concerning academic dishonesty, are more generally considered inappropriate behavior. The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities reviews and sanctions these matters. If a student violates both the academic integrity provision and additional provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, both the college and the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities will review the matter. Each independently makes determinations concerning violations and appropriate sanctions.
For students involved in research, there can be overlapping areas between academic integrity violations and policies concerning research misconduct.
Research misconduct is defined as, “Fabrication, falsification, plagiarism and other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the academic community for proposing, conducting or reporting research. Instances of honest error and honest differences in interpretations or judgments of data are not considered misconduct.” (ASU RSP 004: Definitions)
At ASU, the Office of the Knowledge Enterprise Development reviews allegations of research misconduct in research. A student who violates ASU’s Misconduct in Research Policy and the Student Academic Integrity Policy may be reviewed by both the college and the Office of the Knowledge Enterprise Development with each independently making determinations concerning violations and appropriate sanctions.