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University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Academic Matters
Academic Dishonesty (students) Authorized or unauthorized student usage of answers, papers, works, or projects owned or created by another student, professional or individual. Cheating; plagiarism; falsification, fabrication, or misrepresentation of data; unauthorized assistance or unauthorized collaboration.
Academic Integrity (faculty) Any form of unethical behavior that violates the integrity of the academic process, such as bestowing or seeking academic favors or advancements on the basis of friendship or gifts, concealing conflicts of interest, or deliberate failure to meet professional obligations.
Credentials Misrepresentation Theft or forgery of titles, diplomas, transcripts, grades or other official documents represented by an individual as his or her own.
Discriminatory Behavior/Harassment Conduct directed at a particular person(s) based upon age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected class that creates a hostile environment, excludes participation, or denies benefits; may include verbal or written threats, coercion that by design, intent, or recklessness incites reasonable fear of physical harm or interference of activities. (Examples include: bias in hiring, assignments, promotions, and educational decisions, wrongful termination, unfair compensation, inappropriate language).
Employee Misconduct Involves any employee conduct that is in violation of the institution's code of conduct, ethics policy, faculty handbook or any other printed materials that constitute employee conduct. Time abuse such as an employee or manager who is falsifying their work hours or not recording leave taken.
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) Failure to protect the legal academic rights of the student as specified in the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA).
Misrepresentation (students) Falsification, fabrication, or misrepresentation of data, other information, or citations in connection with an academic assignment, whether graded or otherwise. Other examples of misrepresentation include forgery of titles, diplomas, transcripts, grades or other official documents represented by an individual as his or her own.
Offensive or Inappropriate Communication/Hostile Work Environment Uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that creates a hostile or unsafe work environment. Also see Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation.
Plagiarism Authorized or unauthorized usage of products owned or created by another individual. Publication or presentation of plagiarized works.
Research Grant Misconduct / Scientific Misconduct Fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scientific community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research. Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reprinting them. Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment or processes, or changing or omitting data or results, such that the research is not accurately reported in the research record. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
Other Faculty Related Matters Other matters of concern not specifically outlined above.
Other Student Related Matters Other matters of concern not specifically outlined above.