Center for Teaching & Learning

Syllabus Requirements

The minimum requirements that faculty should include on all syllabi are the "American with Disabilities Act" and "Code of Academic Conduct". You may copy and paste the following into your syllabi.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Code of Academic Conduct (Title 12 code of Academic Conduct)

  • Cheating: the use of unauthorized materials, methods, or information in any academic exercise, including improper collaboration.
  • Plagiarism: the representation of the words or ideas of another as one's own, including:
    • Direct quotation without both attribution and indication  that the material is being directly quoted; e.g. quotation marks
    • Paraphrase without attribution
    • Paraphrase with or without attribution where the wording of the original remains substantially intact and is represented as the author's own
    • Expression in one's own words, but without attribution, of ideas, arguments, lines of reasoning, facts, processes, or other products of the intellect where such material is learned from the work of another and is not part of the general fund of common academic knowledge
  • Fabrication: the falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise
  • Fraud: the falsification, forgery, or misrepresentation of academic work, including the resubmission of work performed for one class for credit in another class without the informed permission of the second instructor; or falsification, forgery or misrepresentation of other academic records or documents, including admissions materials and transcripts; or the communication of false or misleading statements to obtain academic advantage or to avoid academic penalty;
  • Destruction: misappropriation, or unauthorized possession of University property or the property of another
  • Bribery or Intimidation: assisting others in any act proscribed by this Code or attempting to engage is such acts
  • Personal Misrepresentation and Proxy: taking another person's place in an exam, placement test, or other academic activity, either before or after enrollment; having another person participate in an academic evaluation activity or evaluation in place of oneself