Academic and Professional Integrity

The University of Illinois statement on your obligation to maintain academic integrity is:

If you engage in an act of academic dishonesty, you become liable to severe disciplinary action. Such acts include cheating; falsification or invention of information or citation in an academic endeavor; helping or attempting to help others commit academic anfractions; plagarism; offering bribes, favors, or threats; academic interference; computer related infractions; and failure to comply with research regulations.

The Student Code gives complete details of the rules governing academic integrity for all students. You are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

It is a requirement of this course for students to learn the definitions of cheating and plagiarism by the end of the first week of class. Students must inform their instructor if they require help understanding the definitions. This knowledge may be tested on quizzes/exams/homework assignments.

Plagiarism on Group Projects

Do not seek/receive any help or collaborate in any way, no matter how trivial, with anybody who is not a member of your group, except FIN300 instructors, FIN300 TAs/consultants, and the Market Information Lab employees.

Do not share electronic files with anyone outside of your group. Safeguard your electronic files and hard copies of your project. Do not reuse anything (text, figures, formatting, general outline, spreadsheets) from projects submitted for credit in FIN300 in the past. This includes your own projects if you are repeating this course.

A brief discourse on plagiarism.


Emergency Response

Please be aware of your environment. In the event of an emergency, (weather, fire, etc.) it is important that we are all familiar with the location of exits and designated safe places.

In the event of a tornado warning please seek shelter in the Wohlers Hall basement or the Armory, or in the BIF basement between 8 am and 4:30 pm weekdays (the nearest designated University tornado shelters). If a tornado is imminent, the BIF basement stairwells also can be used on an emergency basis.

In the event of a fire in BIF, exit BIF and proceed to 141 Wohlers Hall.

In the event of threat from a shooter on campus, lock down the classroom and move to a place of safety within the classroom. If you encounter a suspicious package, do not touch the package, alert campus security, and refrain from cell phone usage until the situation is resolved.

The Department of Homeland Security and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office of Campus Emergency Planning recommend the following three responses to any emergency on campus: RUN > HIDE > FIGHT. ONLY FOLLOW THESE ACTIONS IF SAFE TO DO SO. When in doubt, follow your instincts. You are your own best advocate!

University Emergency Response Information

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