Cheating and/or plagiarism are serious academic offenses and will not be tolerated. Any student found to be either cheating or plagiarizing on graded materials including tests, quizzes and homework will be dealt with according to approved university procedures at that university. This includes copying during tests and quizzes, copying of homework from other students or outside sources and using non-allowed material during tests and quizzes. No warnings will be given as there is a zero tolerance policy towards this behavior!

The specifics at each university are outlined below.


UK

This is covered in a publication titled Students Rights and Responsibilities. This publication is available on the UK website. The first link below takes you to Part II which covers a broad range of topics. The second link covers sections 6.3 to 6.5 of Part II which defines plagiarism and cheating as well as the penalties and procedures used once a student is accused of an offense. Note that the minimum penalty is an E in the course (not an E on the test, quiz or homework).

STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES-PART II

ACADEMIC OFFENSES


WKU

This is covered in the WKU Student Handbook. This publication is available on the WKU website. The first link below takes you to the student handbook table of contents which covers a broad range of topics. The second link takes you to the definitions and penalties for academic offenses. Please note that a penalty of a failing grade in the course is an acceptable punishment for academic dishonesty.

STUDENT HANDBOOK - TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACADEMIC OFFENSES