10.1 Academic fraud is:
a) use of materials whose use the lecturer has clearly prohibited during an assessment of achievement of learning outcomes
b) forbidden exchange of information (sharing answers, copying, etc.) between students whose learning outcomes are being assessed
c) taking a test for another student or allowing another student to take a test in your name
d) submitting someone else’s written work in your own name or using parts thereof without using proper academic referencing
e) plagiarism, i.e. extensive paraphrasing, referencing or citation of another person’s work without using proper referencing
f) resubmitting your own work if you have already received credits for it (self-plagiarism), except if the lecturer permits it
10.2 The sanctions applied in the case of academic fraud related to ongoing studies are:
a) a warning
b) lowering of the grade
c) the result “0” for a test, midterm exam or home assignment
d) additional assignments
e) “F” as the final grade for the subject
f) deletion from the matriculation register
10.3 The sanctions applied in the case of academic fraud related to a final thesis or a final exam are:
a) a warning
b) deletion from the matriculation register
10.4 Sanctions imposed in the case of academic fraud are recorded under the student’s data in the EBS database.
10.5 The decision on lowering a grade, giving “0” for a test, a midterm examination or a home assignment or giving extra assignments is solely made by the EBS lecturer.
10.6 Giving an “F” for a subject or proposing to delete the student from the matriculation register requires the approval of the Head of the Office of Academic Affairs.
10.7 In the case of cheating, using forbidden aids during a face-to-face test and plagiarism or self-plagiarism, the respective work is also automatically given an “F”. Additional punishment measures are considered in the above cases on an individual basis.
10.8 Students are removed from the matriculation register due to academic fraud if they have repeatedly committed acts of academic fraud during their ongoing studies.
10.9 Deletion from the matriculation register is approved by the Rector.
10.10 Students have the right to dispute their punishment in writing within seven days of the imposition of the punishment by submitting their appeal to the Head of the Office of Academic Affairs, who will form a committee in order to resolve it. A decision on whether the appeal is justified is made within 14 days. If the appeal is justified, the smaller punishment imposed is deleted from the database. Other imposed punishments are either waived or amended.
10.11 Any disputes related to academic fraud are resolved by the Ethics Committee of the EBS Senate.