Academic integrity policy begins with the WUSTL Undergraduate Student Academic Integrity Policy. All the items discussed there apply in mathematics courses.
In addition, for math courses:
- In cases where there is evidence clearly suggesting that cheating may have taken place on any mathematics assignment, quiz, or exam, the evidence may be forwarded to the Academic Integrity Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences for its consideration. Both the instructor and the student(s) involved will be asked to appear before the Committee to answer questions.
- If the Committee finds that cheating occurred, it will impose a penalty. Students should be aware that a very frequent result when the Committee finds that a student cheated on an exam is to recommend that the instructor fail the student for the course.
- If a student receives a penalty from the Academic Integrity Committee, a record of that action goes into the student's college file. Some graduate, professional schools and professional licensing agencies ask applicants whether they have ever been subject to an academic integrity penalty.
- Using an inappropriate calculator, or using a calculator in situations where no calculator is permitted, will be considered an academic integrity violation. Check the calculator policy for each course you take. Texting, and the use of tablets, mobile phones or other electronic devices is not allowed at exams unless the instructor explicitly states that the technology is allowed.
- Collaboration on homework must stay within the guidelines laid out by the instructor for each course. Simply making a copy, or "near-copy" of another student's homework, as if it were your own work, is an academic integrity violation. If you have any uncertainty in a particular course about what sort of collaboration is allowed, then ask the instructor for clarification.