Fraud and plagiarism
Fraud is understood to mean:
Any act or omission of the student which makes it impossible for the examination board and the examinator, either wholly or in part, to make a proper assessment of his knowledge, understanding, and skills, or the knowledge, understanding and skills of fellow students.
In article 14 of the Rules and Regulations of the Examination Board various forms of fraud are mentioned, such as copying from others during exams, or having crib sheets.
Also plagiarism, quoting or paraphrasing passages and ideas from other people's work and presenting them as your own (for example by copying texts from the internet without including a clear acknowledgement in a paper or thesis), is considered a (serious) form of fraud, also if it is unintentional.
There are guidelines and tips for a correct acknowledgement.
Code of integrity
Since 2002 the Erasmus University has an Integrity Code for its school members and students. This code states Professionalism, Teamwork and Fair Play as the core values and responsibilities. Obviously, fraud and plagiarism are incompatible with these core values.
Reporting Fraud and/or Plagiarism
The examination supervisor, course lecturer, or thesis supervisor in charge will report a presumption/statement of fraud or plagiarism to the examination board immediately. Next, the examination board will investigate if fraud has indeed been committed. If necessary, the student involved will be invited to explain the situation.
In the event that fraud is established, the Examination Board will impose a sanction. The severity of the sanction depends on the seriousness of the fraud committed.
Possible sanctions have been laid down in article 17.b of the Rules and Regulations of the Examination Board.