If you have illegal learning aids available during an examination or test, or act against the rules of source citing in written work (examination or compulsory assignment), you may be suspected of cheating.
Cheating and attempted cheating in connection with examinations, internal testing or assignments that are required for admission to an examination (ref §1f) are considered to be, among other things:
having illegal learning aids available during the examination
presenting others' work as one's own
quoting sources or in other ways using sources in written work without sufficient source attribution
quoting or in another way using one's own previous examination work without sufficient source attribution
having gained access to the examination by cheating on internal testing or by dishonest means
having received approval for participation in obligatory instruction or other mandatory activities by dishonest means
unfair cooperation between examination candidates or groups
acting against this regulation or the guidelines for the specific examination
If you neglect to cite the sources of texts from literature, articles or the internet in a written home examination or a compulsory assignment, you are committing plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered cheating.
The University takes cheating very seriously. If you cheat, this can cause your answer to be annulled. In addition, you may be suspended from the University for up to one year. While suspended, you will not gain access to any examinations at any Norwegian universities or university colleges. The reaction will primarily depend upon whether or not your action is found to be intentional or the result of gross negligence. Secondarily, the scale of the cheating and your experience as a student will be taken in consideration.
It is the University’s Appeals Committee that handles cases of cheating. The Appeals Committee has set the standard that gross negligence results in annulment and suspension for one semester. In cases of intentional cheating, the reaction is annulment and suspension for two semesters.