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Consumer Information – Plagiarism

Copyright Infringement, Policies, and Sanctions - Plagiarism

C. TEACHING AND EVALUATION

(1) Plagiarism

(a) Submitting as one’s own, for academic credit or evaluation, quotations, paraphrasing or distinctive ideas of another without sufficient citation to identify the source and scope of the borrowing is a violation, even if merely negligent.

(b) Knowing or purposeful publication of language taken from the work of another without attribution in the course of work connected to UNH Law activities is a violation, except where, as in the case of form books, formulae, etc., it is commonly understood in the field that use is to be made without citation.

(c) Other provisions of this Code (under F and G) may also apply to plagiarism as well as to other forms of misuse of another’s work.

(2) Other Forms of Cheating

Any reckless, knowing or purposeful act in connection with any course or activity for academic credit which violates the rules for performance and evaluation of that activity is a violation. Unless otherwise indicated by the responsible instructor, all graded activity is to be solely the product of each individual student, without resort to any written or recorded materials or to any other person. It is a violation to discuss or describe an exam or quiz under circumstances where members of the class who have not yet taken it may discover its content.

(3) Negligent Disregard of Instructions

Unreasonable failure to conform to rules or instructions for any course or activity for academic credit is a violation.

(4) Misrepresentation of Grades, Evaluations, Recommendations or Other Academic Records

It is a violation to recklessly, knowingly or purposefully misrepresent UNH Law grades, grade averages, credits, class rank, evaluations, recommendations, courses taken, degrees awarded or any other academic record of oneself or another.

(5) Classroom and Library Conduct

(a) It is a violation to continue, after protest or reminder by any person, in any course of conduct during a class, examination or in the library, which is reasonably likely to distract a person of ordinary sensibilities from the business of the class or the taking or administration of the exam. One subject to an allegedly improper request must nonetheless obey it and may thereafter raise the issue with the appropriate authority.

(b) It is a violation to fail to leave a class, examination room or the library when requested to do so by the instructor, the Dean, the Dean’s designate or the person in charge of the library. One subject to an allegedly improper request must nonetheless obey it and may thereafter raise the issue with the appropriate authority.

(6) Speakers, Forums, and Other Meetings

(a) Subject to the authority of the moderator or chair to limit irrelevant or repetitious comment, it is a violation to continue, after protest or reminder by any person, in any course of conduct during or immediately prior to a UNH Law event, which is reasonably likely to prevent any person on the program or a duly recognized audience member from completing their speech, discussion or presentation.

(b) Subject to the authority of the moderator or chair to limit irrelevant or repetitious comment, it is a violation to engage in any course of conduct during or immediately prior to a UNH Law event with the purpose of preventing any person on the program or a duly recognized audience member from completing their speech, discussion or presentation.