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Academic Integrity Resources for Faculty: MSUB Policies

What is Academic Misconduct?

From the MSUB Student Handbook, page 23:


"Academic misconduct includes all acts of dishonesty in any academically related matter and any knowing or intentional help or attempt to help, or conspiracy to help, another student commit an act of academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, each of the following acts when performed in any type of academic or academically-related matter, exercise, or activity.


  1. Cheating - using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, study aids, or computer-related information.
  2. Plagiarism - representing the words, data, works, ideas, computer program or output, or anything not generated in an authorized fashion as one's own.
  3. Fabrication - presenting as genuine any invented or falsified citation or material.
  4. Misrepresentation - falsifying, altering, or misstating the contents of documents or other materials related to academic matters, including schedules, prerequisites, transcripts, and/or misrepresenting personal identification in an online course, which includes, but is not limited to, another person completing course requirements."

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What is the instructor's responsibility?

"When academic dishonesty is alleged to have occurred, the instructor has the right and obligation to take appropriate action, which may include a verbal or written reprimand or warning, a grade of "F" (failure) for the assignment or test involved or a grade of "F" for the course." 

~ From the Student Handbook, page 23.


Who to contact:

Dr. Kathy Kotecki, Interim Dean of Students

SUB 223, Phone: 406-657-1696


Dr. Joe Oravecz, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

McM 201, Phone: 406-657-2307