All students are expected to adhere to McMaster University's academic integrity policies.
You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript, and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.
The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:
- Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own or for which other credit has been obtained.
- Improper collaboration in group work.
- Copying and using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.