Academic Misconduct: Cheating, Plagiarism, and Other Forms
Most students understand, in a general way, that their academic achievements are premised on academic integrity: honesty, fairness, trust, respect, accountability, and responsibility. The academic community thrives when all members adhere to these habits of integrity, and GSIs have an important role in fostering students’ commitment to academic integrity.
Students generally want to do things right, but academic misconduct does occur. Sometimes the students err because they’re not aware of the rules, and some students commit academic misconduct knowing that they are doing so.
Academic misconduct is, fortunately, the exception rather than the norm. However, it does occur. Most GSIs will encounter it in some form in their teaching careers. For that reason, it is important to be aware of what constitutes academic misconduct and of the procedures for addressing it. It is no less important to know the most common causes of academic misconduct so that, with appropriate instruction, it can be avoided.
— UC Berkeley Campus Code of Student Conduct
In This Section
- Defining Academic Misconduct
- Factors that Can Contribute to Academic Misconduct
- If You Encounter Academic Misconduct
- Student Academic Misconduct: References and Resources