Fraud and free-riding

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A student has to deliver only his own and original work. If not, it will be considered as fraud (academis misconduct). Also free-riding behaviour, that is benefiting from other people's efforts in group assignments while not putting in the same effort as the other group members, can be considered as fraud.

When an examiner detects fraud in a test or assignment he or she has to report this to the Examination Board. The Examination Board then investigates the case and determines whether sanctions will be applied and what they will be. Fraud notifications can be sent to: Notifications must contain at least: names and student numbers of the students involved; a clear description of the suspicion and; a copy of the exam, assignment or plagiarism report. 

Categories of academic misconduct defined by the Examination Board EEMCS are:

Both students and staff of the University of Twente are expected to apply standards of Scientific Integrity to their work. The Students' Charter of the University of Twente and Appendix 4 of the Rules & Guidelines describe what is considered as academic misconduct in more detail. The Rules & Guidelines of the Examination Board EEMCS contains protocols for preventing and dealing with academic misconduct.