"Trying to gain/give an improper advantage in an academic evaluation"
Exams, midterms and tests evaluate your level of understanding of course material. Choosing to cheat only results in disadvantaging your fellow students, disappointing your instructors and cheating yourself out of a proper education.
The pursuit of knowledge in academia relies upon an atmosphere of trust and the free exchange of ideas. Academic misconduct in the form of fabricating data, altering research results and tampering with images poisons this atmosphere and can lead to serious consequences for the student, fellow researchers and academia as a whole.
Examples of fabrication and falsification misconduct
Misrepresentation or falsification of university documents is a serious form of academic misconduct and can lead to suspension or expulsion. Examples of falsification include: