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Academic Integrity

The maintenance of academic integrity and quality education is the responsibility of each student at Azusa Pacific University. Cheating or plagiarism in connection with an academic program is an offense for which a student may be expelled, suspended, or given a less severe disciplinary action. Academic dishonesty is a serious offense that diminishes the quality of scholarship and defrauds those who depend upon the integrity of the educational system.

For more information, see the Academic Integrity Policy Brochure (PDF).

The following serves as a guide for clarifying the faculty's expectations regarding academic integrity:

  1. All work submitted for credit, including exams, is accepted as a student's own work, unless otherwise understood and approved by the professor.
  2. Students may not, without proper citation and approval of the professor, submit work that has been copied, wholly or partially, from another student's paper, notebook, or exam. Nor may students without proper citation submit work which has been copied, wholly or partially, from a book, article, essay, newspaper, the Internet or any other written, printed, or media source, whether or not the material in question is copyrighted.
  3. Written work that paraphrases any written or printed media material without acknowledgement may not be submitted for credit. Ideas from books and essays may be incorporated in students' work as starting points, governing issues, illustrations, and the like, but in each case the source must be cited. Any online materials students use for a paper are also governed by rules about plagiarism; students need to cite electronic sources as well as printed and other sources.
  4. Students may not use notes or other forms of assistance on a test unless explicitly approved by the professor, nor may they provide such aid to other students.
  5. Students may not submit any work for credit that has been used to fulfill the requirements of another course previously taken or currently in progress at this or any other institution without obtaining permission of the professor in advance.
  6. Students must be aware that violations are not limited to the actions prohibited in the guidelines above. Any kind of dishonesty related to academics is a violation. Other examples of academic dishonesty, apart from giving or receiving unauthorized aid as described by the professor in each course, include but are not limited to listing false reasons for taking a make-up examination, falsifying data, concealing information about a known violation that would impact students negatively, and misrepresenting oneself as being cleared to participate in commencement.
Academic Integrity Peer Counselors 2012–13
College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences

Samuel Grissom

Sean Brennan
College of Music
and the Arts

Amber Villanueva

Mackenzie Lind
High Desert
Alexis Rivera-Strautins
Honors College
Andrew Soria
School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
Lauren Ramirez-Oda

School of Business and Management
Kelly Phe
School of Nursing
Dana Meshkin

School of Theology
Bryan Muirhead