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Plagiarism: Academic Integrity Policies

Understanding plagiarism and academic integrity

Standards of Student Professional Conduct - ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:

All incidences of academic dishonesty and violations of academic integrity will be disciplined. Such acts cannot be listed exhaustively. Examples include:

i. Cheating,

ii. Plagiarism - Submission of the work of another person for credit, or failure to properly cite references for any work which is not original to the student; Copying the work of others, allowing another student to copy from the student

iii. Unauthorized use of notes or materials in exams, including talking to other students.

iv. Forging or altering assignments.

v. Un-permitted collaboration, giving or receiving aid on a take home exam, or other academic assignment under circumstances in which a reasonable person should have known that such aid was not permitted.

vi. Allowing others to copy or use work that is not his or her own.

vii. Providing answers from graded assignments to others.

Reference: Education Affiliates; POLICY: Behavior and Student Accountability :: REVISION DATE: December 3, 2010

Academic Integrity/Plagiarism :: Fortis Institute Online

The faculty believes that honesty and integrity are hallmarks of professionalism. Academic dishonesty is viewed as unprofessional conduct. Cheating includes but is not limited to copying from another student’s work, or having unauthorized possession of a copy of a test, test items, written words or pictures. Cheating on an exam will result in immediate dismissal from the program without recourse. Students have the responsibility to report any suspected cheating to the instructor. Plagiarism is the act of using someone’s written work without giving appropriate credit to the original author. Plagiarism is not acceptable for any required written assignment. If intentional plagiarism is evident, the student will receive an “F” (failure) for that assignment. If the assignment is a requirement for passing any particular course, failure of the assignment will result in failure for the course.

What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is a deeper issue within the cheating category and there can be much confusion surrounding this issue as well. Sometimes, students who have not been properly instructed will not know that when they copy text, or other materials from a book, article, or from the Internet, without properly citing and referencing the source, that they are violating copyright and in effect, plagiarizing the material.
Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:
• Copying content (words, sentences, paragraphs, images, etc.) from a source text without citing it
• Buying and submitting a paper from anywhere, including a research service and from the Internet, and submitting it as your work
• Turning in another student’s work (with or without that student’s knowledge) as your own
• Committing self-plagiarism by reusing a paper you wrote for a previous course in a different course. (You should always write and submit original work for each course you take.)

Reference:  Department of Education Page 1 of 1 Ver 2.0
Keys Academic Integrity/Plagiarism © Fortis Institute Online 2011 Last Revised 06/12/2012  : Key Policies : Academic Integrity/Plagiarism

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