Plagiarism - The adoption or reproduction of ideas, words, statements, images, or works of another
person as one’s own without proper attribution.
Cheating - Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or aids in any academic
exercise or test/examination. The term academic exercise includes all forms of work
submitted for credit or hours.
Fabrication - Unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic
Disruptive behavior in the classroom may be defined as, but not limited to, behavior
that obstructs or disrupts the learning environment (e.g., repeated outbursts from
a student which disrupt the flow of instruction or prevent concentration on the subject
taught, failure to cooperate in maintaining classroom decorum, etc.), text messaging,
and the continued use of any electronic or other noise or light emitting device which
disturbs others (e.g., disturbing noises from electronic devices).
At the University of Memphis, the instructor has responsibility for maintaining control
over classroom behavior and can order the temporary removal or exclusion from the
classroom of any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct that violates the
general rules and regulations of the institution for each class session during which
the conduct occurs. Extended or permanent exclusion from the classroom, beyond the
session in which the conduct occurred, or further disciplinary action can be effected
only through appropriate procedures of the institution. The instructor may also report
incidents of classroom misconduct to the Office of Student Conduct and/or the department