Academic integrity, according to the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), is making choices in your academic life and work that reflect six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness,respect, responsibility and courage.
For a detailed explanation of these fundamental values, consult the ICAI Booklet: The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity
Academic integrity creates a level playing field, a fair environment where students have the same advantages and disadvantages. Students who do not practice academic integrity at Florida Tech face serious consequences such as:
For details on Florida Tech policies on academic integrity/honesty or academic misconduct, see the following documents:
Two most common examples of academic dishonesty are: Cheating (below) and Plagiarism (next tab in left column).
Examples of Cheating:
Cheating is defined as fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment. It includes using or attempting to use materials, or assisting others in using materials that are prohibited or inappropriate in the context of the academic assignment in question. For example: