Academic Integrity

All Berkeley Social Welfare graduate students are required to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity, and adhere to the campus standards of academic conduct as specified in the Berkeley Campus Code of Student Conduct.

  1. Students are expected to fully participate in the learning process; to carry out, to the best of their ability, their academic responsibilities; and to complete their coursework and field education obligations fully and honestly.
  2. All forms of academic misconduct, including but not limited to cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, or facilitating academic dishonesty, are grounds for disciplinary action, which may include suspension or dismissal from the program. All faculty dispositions of academic misconduct violations will be reported to the campus Center for Student Conduct for record-keeping purposes, regardless of whether a case is referred to the Center for further action.
  3. Instructors may assign a failing grade for any work produced by cheating, without determining whether the student has a passing knowledge of the relevant factual material. An instructor also has the right to assign a final grade of “F” for the course if a student plagiarized any assignment for a portion of the course, even if the student has successfully and, presumably, honestly passed the remainder of the course.
  4. Any student who knowingly aids in plagiarism or other cheating, e.g., allowing another student to copy a paper or examination question, is as guilty as the cheating student.