[The following statement was copied from the University of Colorado Graduate School Handbook (pp.41-42). There is no Section III.]
The maintenance of the highest standards of intellectual honesty is the concern of every student and faculty member in the Graduate School. The faculty is committed to imposing appropriate sanctions for breaches of academic honesty.
Academic dishonesty can occur in many ways. Some common forms of academic dishonesty are:
Each student is expected to present his or her own work. All papers, examinations, and other assignments must be original or explicit acknowledgement must be given for the use of other persons' ideas or language. Examples of plagiarism as it might occur in term papers, research papers, laboratory reports, and other written assignments are listed below.
Ideas that are part of the general fund of human knowledge (e.g., George Washington was the first president of the United States; Albert Einstein developed the theory of relativity,) need not be documented in student papers. Students are encouraged to ascertain from the instructor in each class what the instructor's discipline considers to be information included in this provision.
II. Cheating on Examinations
Students are expected to present their own work in all examinations. Some examples of cheating as it might occur in examinations are as follows:
IV. Sanctions to be imposed
All breaches of academic dishonesty are to be reported to the Associate Dean of the Graduate School and to the designated graduate administrator of the department or chair of the appropriate graduate committee.
The report to the Associate Dean shall be in writing and shall include: (1) circumstances surrounding the incident in question; (2) evidence against the student, (3) results of the interview in which the allegation was presented; and (4) the sanction to be imposed.
In addition to the above sanctions, cases may be referred to the Committee on Academic Ethics with a specific request that the Committee consider imposing additional sanctions such as suspension and expulsion.
NOTE: The "Graduate School Statement on Academic Dishonesty" is the same in content and form as the "College of Arts and Sciences Statement on Academic Dishonesty," with the exception of changes in wording of certain sections and additions to Section IV. SANCTIONS TO BE IMPOSED.