Academic Honesty Statements

Syllabi Statement

Academic Honesty

The professor, school, and University rely upon and cherish a community of trust. The professors firmly endorse, uphold, and embrace the University’s Student Conduct Code. Even one misconduct infraction can destroy an exemplary reputation that has taken years to build. Acting in a manner consistent with the University’s policies will benefit every member of the community, not only while attending the University, but also in your future business endeavors.

All students must practice academic honesty. Academic misconduct is subject to an academic penalty by the professor and/or a disciplinary sanction by the University. All students need to be familiar with the Student Conduct Code. The Code is available for review online.

Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Disclosing exam content during or after you have taken an exam,
  • Removing exam material from the classroom or professor’s office without permission,
  • Copying any material from another student, or from another source such as the Internet, that is submitted for grading unless the instructor gives you explicit permission to do so,
  • Plagiarism, including use of Internet material without proper citation,
  • Using cell phones or other electronics to obtain outside information during an exam without explicit permission from the instructor,
  • Submitting your own work in one class that was completed for another class (self-plagiarism).

Exam Statement

Students will be asked to sign a version of the following every time they take an exam.

Statement of Academic Honesty:

For this exam, I make the following truthful statements:

  • I have not received, I have not given, nor will I give or receive, any assistance to another student taking this exam, including discussing the exam with students in another section of the course.
  • I will not use any non-instructor approved electronic device to assist me on an exam.
  • I will not plagiarize someone else’s work and turn it in as my own.
  • I will not remove the exam from this room, either on test day or the day it is reviewed in class. I acknowledge that this exam belongs to the School of Business Administration. Removing exam material from the classroom without express permission is considered academic misconduct.
  • I understand that acts of academic dishonesty may be penalized to the full extent allowed by the University of Montana Student Conduct Code, including receiving a failing grade for the course. I recognize that I am responsible for understanding the provisions of the University of Montana Student Conduct Code as they relate to this academic exercise.