The UAB Academic Honor Code
UAB expects all members of its academic community to function according to the highest ethical and professional standards. Students, faculty, and the administration of the institution must be involved to ensure this quality of academic conduct. Academic misconduct undermines the purpose of education. Such behavior is a serious violation of the trust that must exist among faculty and students for a university to nurture intellectual growth and development. Academic misconduct can generally be defined as all acts of dishonesty in an academic or related matter.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following categories of behavior:
- is helping another student commit an act of academic dishonesty. Allowing someone to copy your quiz answers or use your work as their own are examples of abetting.
- is the unauthorized use or attempted use of unauthorized materials, information, study aids, the work of others, or computer-related information.
- means claiming as your own the ideas, words, data, computer programs, creative compositions, artwork, etc., done by someone else. Examples include improper citation of referenced works, the use of commercially available scholarly papers, failure to cite sourced, or copying another person's ideas.
- means presenting falsified data, citations, or quotations as genuine.
- is falsification, alteration, or the misstatement of the contents of documents, academic work, or other materials related to academic matters, including work substantially done for one class as work done for another without receiving prior approval from the instructor.
All UAB students are expected to be familiar with the UAB Academic honor code, as well as any honor codes that are specific to their schools or disciplines.
The code represents a commitment to integrity in the academic community and a respect for an individual's educational endeavors:
I have read and, by choosing to become a member of the UAB academic community, accept the UAB Academic Honor Code. I understand that violation of this code will result in penalties as severe as expulsion from the university. I promise and confirm that I will not, at any time and under any circumstances, involve myself with abetting, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, or misrepresentation while enrolled as a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Academic Integrity Resources
The Center for Academic Integrity, affiliated with the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, provides a forum to identify, affirm, and promote the values of academic integrity among students, faculty, teachers and administrators. You can visit the CAI site by clicking here.