Students should acquaint themselves with the University’s policy on plagiarism, cheating, exam personation, and duplicate submission. For definitions of these terms, refer to the Office of Student Advocacy’s information site and to the University of Manitoba Calendar (General Regulations and Requirements).
It is also a serious breach of academic integrity to manipulate, falsify, or falsely represent data used in a paper, presentation, or thesis. For example, the Faculty of Graduate Studies says data manipulation includes “[creating] the data used in a paper or presentation without performing the needed experimental [or field] work to produce the data or changing the data so that your results are what you were hoping for.” (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/Academicintegrity200804.pdf ). The Faculty of Arts treats data manipulation as exceptional cases of academic fraud, with penalties of a grade of F on the paper or thesis, a final grade of F (DISC) (for disciplinary action) for the course, and suspension ranging from one (1) to five (5) years.
The Student Discipline By-Law of the University of Manitoba governs academic integrity for undergraduate and graduate students at the University. Students should review the By-Law and understand its implications for their behavior.
The common penalty in Arts for plagiarism on a written assignment is a grade of F on the paper and a final grade of F (DISC) (for disciplinary action) for the course. For the most serious acts of plagiarism, such as purchase of an essay and repeat violations, this penalty can also include suspension for a period of up to five (5) years from registration in courses taught in a particular department/program in Arts or from all courses taught in this Faculty. The Faculty also reserves the right to submit student work that is suspected of being plagiarized to Internet sites designed to detect plagiarism or to other experts for authentication.
The common penalty in Arts for academic dishonesty on a test or examination is F for the paper, F (DISC) for the course, and a one-year suspension from courses acceptable for credit in the Faculty. For more serious acts of academic dishonesty on a test or examination, such as repeat violations, this penalty can also include suspension for a period of up to five years from registration in courses taught in a particular department or program in Arts or from all courses taught in or accepted for credit by this Faculty.
The University of Manitoba provides excellent resources (many on-line and some interactive) to help students learn about correct citation and bibliographical referencing. These include the Academic Learning Centre and the Office of Student Advocacy. Both sites provide helpful, supportive advice on all aspects of learning---from time management to test-taking to writing essays and term papers, and many more.
A particular recommendation is to take the 12:58 -minute interactive tutorial on plagiarism posted on the University of Manitoba Student Advocacy website at http://umanitoba.ca/student/resource/student_advocacy/AI-and-Student-Conduct-Tutorials.html.