Academic and Classroom Misconduct

 

Academic Misconduct

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 exercise.

 

Classroom Misconduct

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 chair.