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Academic Honesty

A successful student is an honest student

Austin Peay State University strives to promote values and attitudes that are reflective of solid academic character and integrity. All students are expected to complete their own work and conduct research and author assignments independently of others (unless specifically authorized to work together by their respective faculty). Academic integrity is the cornerstone of educational experience. When students participate in behavior that is considered academic misconduct, the scholarly value of their education is diminished.

Academic misconduct is defined as the following:

Student Academic Misconduct Policy: 3:035

Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is a legal offense and students are at risk of disciplinary and legal action against them if they are found to have engaged in copyright infringement. Copyright is a legal right to control the copying distribution, modification, display and performance of certain types of works. It applies to text, graphics, video, audio and many other forms of expression or works owned by someone else such as books, magazines, movies, papers, art, music, illegal file sharing, information or files downloaded from the Internet, etc. You must obtain permission from the copyright holder to use copyrighted material in most instances. You can visit www.copyright.gov for more copyright information.