The MSE department adheres to the university policies on academic integrity and accommodation of students with disabilities. These are department-wide standards; additional instruction may be provided by individual course instructors.
Academic Integrity, Academic Misconduct
Academic misconduct may be found in any action that tends to distort the accurate assessment of any student’s individual accomplishments that are evaluated for the purpose of grading or conferring academic credit. Note that a student may be guilty of academic misconduct, for example, by cheating, collaborating, plagiarizing, or by allowing another student to cheat, collaborate, or plagiarize. Note also that the distortion applies, for example, to exams, homework assignments, and laboratory work. To the extent that any class activity (for example: attendance or participation) is used for evaluation for the purpose of grading or conferring academic credit, falsifying or distorting such activity, or permitting another student to falsify or distort such activity, represents academic misconduct.
Academic integrity resources
Additional guidance about what represents academic integrity and misconduct, and related university-wide policies and procedures.
Video: OSU Academic Integrity video The university has developed an excellent short video on the seriousness of this subject.
Course-specific exceptions or amplifications to the departmental and university statements outlined above will be provided by the faculty instructor in writing, preferably as part of the course syllabus.
Note: Students should not request nor accept guidance on these matters from a teaching assistant, fellow student, or anyone other than the faculty instructor of record for this course.
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the effect of a disability should contact the Office for Disability Services to coordinate reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities.
Office of Disability Services contact
150 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Advice on such matters is also available from the MSE department’s undergraduate advisor (1xx-6xx courses) and graduate coordinator (7xx-9xx courses) whose offices may be found in room 477 Watts Hall.
Megan Daniels, Undergraduate Advisor, (614) 292-3145, e-mail
Mark Cooper, Graduate Studies Coordinator, (614) 292-7280, e-mail