The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) expects its students and faculty to work together to promote a culture and environment for honorable completion of academic work. As members of NSM, we must all demonstrate personal and academic integrity, honesty and mutual respect for one another. This requires that we all uphold the University of Houston Academic Honesty Policy and Codes of Conduct, which apply in all academic settings, including the online environment.
As members of this science and math community, we aim to strengthen and improve the quality of life for our local communities and society as a whole, so it is important that we all demonstrate the highest ethical standards, which are critical to the integrity of the institution.
Academic honesty is expected of all NSM students. Those who choose to violate the UH Academic Honesty Policy will be dealt with accordingly and appropriate sanctions will be applied.
Students are expected to uphold the Academic Honesty Policy, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Not giving or receiving unauthorized assistance on examinations, homework assignments, reports and any other graded course work; taking part in plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, and misrepresentation of information, and stealing and abuse of academic materials. This includes assistance from peers and internal/external websites. See the UH Academic Honesty Policy for more details.
- Taking an active role of responsibility to ensure that they and their peers abide by the UH Academic Honesty Policy.
Faculty are expected to:
- Clearly inform students of the expectations for their courses and the penalties/outcomes for not meeting these expectations.
- Provide the best conditions in their class that discourage any form of academic dishonesty or violation of the NSM Code of Honor.
Abiding by the NSM Code of Honor will build a culture of academic integrity within NSM and UH.