Violation of Academic Integrity in the Workplace

Professional fraud and dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following categories: disclosure of confidential and private information, improper exercise of authority and conflict of interest, improper use of organizational assets, inconsistent application of the policies, nepotism, impersonation, fabrication, unauthorized access, aiding and abetting, threatening harm, misconduct, and copyright infringement.

1. Disclosure of confidential and private information: leaking out information of a confidential nature in one’s custody or using it for personal advantage; violating the privacy of information pertaining to others.

2. Improper exercise of authority and conflict of interest: taking decisions on the basis of private interests; using one’s position for personal advantage; accepting or offering bribes or gratuities in exchange for service; providing paid or unpaid service in conflict with the best interests of the university.

3. Improper use of organizational assets: using the university’s physical resources (buildings, equipment, and supplies) or human resources and office hours for one’s personal advantage

4. Inconsistent application of policies: obtaining or providing unfair advantage in terms of services, benefits, or information etc.. to certain colleagues or relatives on a preferable basis.

5. Nepotism: giving unfair advantage to a relative to obtain a job, maintain a job even when performing below standards, or assist in obtaining a promotion unfairly.

6. Impersonation: impersonating or allowing to be impersonated by another individual at the university clinic, hospitals, pharmacies or at any other university office.

7. Fabrication: inventing or falsifying information, data, or certificates; altering documents affecting records; forging signatures or authorizing false information on an official document, letter, form, ID card, or any other university document; submitting false excuses for absence, delay or illness.

8. Unauthorized Access: viewing or altering in any way computer records, modifying computer programs or systems, releasing or distributing information gathered via unauthorized access, or in any way interfering with the use or availability of computer systems/information.

9. Aiding and Abetting: providing material, information, or other assistance which violates the above Standards for Academic Integrity; providing false information in connection with any inquiry regarding academic integrity.

10. Threatening Harm: threatening, affecting, or encouraging bodily, professional or financial harm to any faculty, staff, administrator or student.

11. Misconduct: behaving in a manner that violates or adversely affects the rights of other members of the AUC community (disrupting meetings or activities, unruly behavior, etc.).

12. Copyright Infringement: using copyrighted materials (print, electronic, or multimedia) in a manner that violates international copyright laws.