COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
STATEMENT ON ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
Because ours is a community of scholars, the College of Liberal Arts regards academic dishonesty as a serious offense. Academic dishonesty (plagiarism) is an act in which a student claims the work of another (without authorization, attribution, or citation) as his/her own. This includes and is not limited to written, oral, videotape, audiotape, photograph or web site sources. It is in fact a form of stealing.
A student may not use a direct quote, a paraphrase of anotherís idea, or substantive ideas without providing credit for the source of information. Plagiarism even extends to submitting the same paper or portions of a paper previously written for two different assignments.
If an instructor suspects a student of plagiarizing, the instructor may discuss his concerns with the student first because often plagiarism often results from carelessness. The student is then advised or reminded of strategies that safeguard against plagiarism.
If the plagiarism is substantial, the instructor may fail the student, or report the case to the Chair of the Department. In consultation with the Chair of the Department, the instructor may elect to refer the incident to the Departmental Student Faculty Adjudication Committee.
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If you have any doubts about whether you are committing plagiarism, consider this:
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