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Suspended, Dismissed, and Expelled Student Restriction.

No student who has been suspended, dismissed, or expelled for disciplinary reasons shall be permitted on the campus of the university during the period of such suspension, dismissal, or expulsion without the prior written approval of the Vice Rector for Student Affairs.

Academic Honesty and Integrity

Statement of Principle

PMU expects all students to engage in all academic pursuits in a manner that is above reproach and to maintain complete academic honesty and integrity in their academic experiences both in and out of the classroom. The university may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of any form of academic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on an examination or other academic work, plagiarism, collusion, and/or the abuse of resource materials.

Definitions

Cheating
Includes, but is not limited to:
  • Copying from another student’s test paper, a laboratory report, other report, computer files, data listings, and/or programs
  • Using, during an examination, materials not authorized by the person giving the test
  • Using, during an examination and without authorization, a calculator programmed with formulas or course information that the student is expected to know
  • Collaborating, without authorization, with another person or persons during an examination or in preparing academic work
  • Knowingly, and without authorization, using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, soliciting, copying, or possessing, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test
  • Substituting for another student, permitting any other student, or otherwise assisting any other person to substitute for oneself of for another student in the taking of an examination or in the preparation of academic work to be submitted for academic credit
  • Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test
  • Purchasing, or otherwise acquiring and submitting as one’s own work, any research paper or other writing assignment prepared by an individual or firm. (This section does not apply to the typing of the rough and/or final versions of an assignment by a professional typist)