Academic Integrity

For all assignments, students are required to abide by Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Honor Code.

Unless stated otherwise by the course leader, the following rules apply for all course assessments (quizzes, tests, exams):

  • Examinations, both past and present, are not to be copied, saved or shared with other students.
  • Past examinations from the course are not to be viewed or used for study purposes, unless provided on the course website.
  • Examinations are assumed to be closed book unless clearly indicated on the exam or in the course syllabus. Closed book means that no external resources may be used including, for example, books, class notes, electronic materials, or communication with other students.
  • With the exception of information specifically associated with an examination, accessing digital/online content, including text, images, video, audio (including music) and/or artificial intelligence platforms during an examination is not permitted.
  • Students may not wear electronic headphones or earbuds during an exam for any reason, including noise cancellation. Foam earplugs are allowed.
  • Students may not wear technology (such as a “smart” watch) that allows them to access information during an exam.
  • Students may not access their cell phones during an exam, except for the purposes of dual authentication to access eTest.
  • Students may not take their phones with them if they leave during an exam for any reason.
  • Students are responsible for understanding and following additional course policies that apply to cell phone management during examinations. Emergency cell phone use can be discussed with the course leader.
  • User activity during online exams, including screen views, keystrokes, website access, etc. may be monitored and recorded.

Unless stated otherwise by the course leader, the following rules apply for all course assignments

  • Students may discuss assignments with classmates, but submitted papers must be an original work created by the student individually, unless stated otherwise.
  • The use of artificial intelligence (including, but not limited to ChatGPT) to generate any part of an assignment is not allowed and will result in a failing grade and referral to the Honor Board.

Violation of any of the above will result in a failing grade for that assignment/assessment, referral to the Honor Board, and may result in a failing grade for the course as well as College and/or University disciplinary action.

Any awareness of or concerns about violations of the Honor Code or academic integrity must be reported to the Honor Board and course leader immediately.