The Department of Elementary Education is in full support of the University's policy regarding academic dishonesty.

"Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1. Violations of procedures which protect the integrity of a quiz, examination, or similar evaluation, such as

  • Possessing, referring to, or employing open textbooks or notes or other devices not authorized by the faculty member;
  • Copying from another person's paper;
  • Communicating with, providing assistance to, or receiving assistance from another person in a manner not authorized by the faculty member;
  • Possessing, buying, selling, obtaining, giving, or using a copy of any unauthorized materials intended to be used as or in the preparation of a quiz or examination or similar evaluation;
  • Taking a quiz or examination or similar evaluation in the place of another person;
  • Utilizing another person to take a quiz, examination, or similar evaluation in place of oneself;
  • Changing material on a graded examination and then requesting a regrading of the examination;
  • Cooperating with someone else on a quiz, examination, or similar evaluation without the prior consent of the faculty member.

2. Plagiarism or violation of procedures prescribed to protect the integrity of an assignment, such as

  • Submitting an assignment purporting to be the student's original work which has been wholly or partly created by another person;
  • Presenting as one's own the work, ideas, representations, or words of another person without customary and proper acknowledgment of sources;
  • Submitting as newly executed work, without faculty member's prior knowledge and consent, one's own work which has been previously presented for another class at Ball State University or elsewhere;
  • Knowingly permitting one's work to be submitted by another person as if it were the submitter's original work.

3. Cooperation with another person in academic dishonesty, either directly or indirectly as an intermediary agent or broker.

4. Knowingly destroying or altering another student's work whether in written form, computer files, art work, or other format.

5. Aiding, abetting, or attempting to commit an act or action which would constitute academic dishonesty."