Academic Integrity

Embry-Riddle is committed to maintaining and upholding intellectual integrity.

All students, faculty, and staff have obligations to prevent violations of academic integrity and take corrective action when they occur. The adjudication process will involve imposing sanctions that may include, but are not limited to, a failing grade on the assignment, a failing grade in a course, suspension, or dismissal from the University, upon students who commit the following academic violations:

1. Plagiarism: Presenting the ideas, words, or products of another as one’s own. Plagiarism includes use of any source to complete academic assignments without proper acknowledgement of the source. Reuse or resubmission of a student’s own coursework, if previously used or submitted in another course, is considered self-plagiarism and is also not allowed under University policy.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • the use of any source to complete academic assignments without proper acknowledgement of the source;
  • submission of work without appropriate documentation or quotation marks;
  • the use of part or all of written or spoken statements derived from sources, such as textbooks, the Internet, magazines, pamphlets, speeches, or oral statements;
  • the use of part or all of written or spoken statements derived from files maintained by individuals, groups or campus organizations;
  • resubmission of previously submitted work without formal quotation;
  • the use of a sequence of ideas, arrangement of material, or pattern of thought of someone else, even though you express such processes in your own words.

Cheating: A broad term that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Giving or receiving help from unauthorized persons or materials during examinations.
  2. The unauthorized communication of examination questions prior to, during, or following administration of the examination.
  3. Collaboration on examinations or assignments expected to be, or presented as, individual work.
  4. Fraud and deceit that include knowingly furnishing false or misleading information or failing to furnish appropriate information when requested, such as when applying for admission to the University.

Electronic Plagiarism Tool:  Instructors reserve the right to use any form of digital method for checking plagiarism. Several electronic systems are available and other methods may be used at the Instructor’s discretion. All student work may be submitted to any electronic plagiarism detection system database.

All student work submitted to any electronic plagiarism system by the instructor will remain in the ERAU plagiarism system database.  Students are not able to request the removal of the content submitted to any plagiarism system used by ERAU.

Review the ERAU Worldwide Campus Honor Code.