The University of New England values academic integrity in all aspects of the educational experience. Academic dishonesty in any form undermines this standard and devalues the original contributions of others. It is the responsibility of all members of the university community to actively uphold the integrity of the academy; failure to act, for any reason, is not acceptable. 

Charges of academic dishonesty will be reviewed by the dean of the appropriate College and, if upheld, will result at minimum in a failing grade on the assignment and a maximum of dismissal from the University of New England. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Cheating, copying, or the offering or receiving of unauthorized assistance or information.
  • Fabrication or falsification of data, results, or sources for papers or reports.
  • Actions that destroy or alter the work of another student.
  • Multiple submissions of the same paper or report for assignments in more than one course without permission of each instructor.
  • Plagiarism: the appropriation of records, research, materials, ideas, or the language of other persons or writers and the submission of them as one's own.

 Academic Integrity at UNE

The University of New England has created this site as a resource for University students, faculty and staff. 

Plagiarism is not usually committed intentionally.  Instead, it can be caused by:

  • Misunderstanding or incomplete understanding of original material
  • Procrastination
  • Citation Errors
  • Poor Note-taking

Being Prepared

In an effort to better prepare University of New England students for the rigors of the academic expectations at UNE, we have provided:

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