Minimal plagiarism without attribution:
Substantial plagiarism without attribution:
It is considered complete plagiarism when any of the following occurs:
Cheating on a written or laboratory exam:
Cheating includes the actual use or attempt to use unauthorized materials, technology, or other aids on any form of academic work. It also includes the unauthorized giving of assistance, receiving of assistance, or any attempts thereof on academic work.
Examples of cheating include:
The instructor has the right to impose any of the following sanctions for plagiarism and/or cheating:
If an incident occurs during a class exam, the student earns no credit for the exam. All incidents of plagiarism and/or cheating are reported using a form found in the University of Mary Academic Honor Code and Honor System policy. In addition, the physical therapy instructor must report cheating to the Program Director and the matter is reviewed by Physical Therapy Department as a whole. The physical therapy faculty have the option to dismiss the student from the program. The student has the option to appeal the faculty's decision to the Academic Standards and Admission Committee.
If an instructor deems the violation to warrant a more severe sanction than those listed about (e.g., failing the class due to a sanction alone, drop from program, probation) or in cases where the students does not confess to the charges and there is not indisputable proof of a violation the incident will be referred to the next person in the channel of communication for the course. That person will provide the students with notice of the accusation, supporting documentation, and an opportunity to respond within a reasonable deadline. That person will determine if a disciplinary response is warranted and the appropriate level of response based on all evidence submitted; however, this person does not have authority to suspend or dismiss a student from the university. Any recommendation in this regard must be forward to the formal system for decision making. For more information on this process, consult University of Mary Academic Honor Code and Honor System.