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Fraud

Students, society and the labor market need to be able to trust the value of a diploma. To assure and safeguard the value of the diploma's is an effort of the programme management as well as the examination board. 

The Students' Charter governs the rights for student and the way we treat each other at the UT. The Student Charter consists of an institutional section, this part applies to all students, irrespective of the programme, and the programme specific section as described in the EER for the programme. In the Student Charter is described what is considered academic misconduct and fraud.  
The Examination Board of each programme specifies in its Rules & Guidelines what they consider to be fraud, which may include additional provisions. In the R&G they also set out what action will be taken in cases of (suspected) academic misconduct. In the case of suspicion of fraud, the fraud case must be reported to the EB. The EB will then determine whether the fraud actually occurred and what measurement need to be taken.  In all cases, the Examination Board will decide whether academic misconduct has occurred and what kind of measures will be taken.

It can be recommended to make sure that students will be well informed about what will be seen as fraud (including plagiarism and freeriding) and what may be the consequences. As an example: The faculty of BMS has set up a website on fraud and freeriding to inform the students and staff.
There is also a specific site to inform examiners: Guide for examiners and supervisors.

Fraud may occur when written tests are taken. The Platform Examination Boards has developed a Rules of order for written tests. This  document describes the rules and procedures to be followed for written tests tak (including those that are taken digitally). It applies to tests in those study programmes of which the Examination Board has adopted these rules as part of their Rules & Guidelines.

To make students aware what kind of behaviour is expected and allowed during the time a test is taken, a cover sheet is recommended. An example of a cover sheet as used by BMS can be foud [here]. 

Interesting resources:
What can be done to secure the testing process? What can be done to prevent or detect fraud? Here are some resources (NB. Not all are available in English):

Examples of fraud cases

We've collected some concrete (anonymised) fraud cases. Click [here] to read more about it.