The maintenance of and adherence to the highest standards of intellectual honesty and academic integrity is a serious matter. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Academic Integrity standards of the School of Professional Studies. Violations of the Standards may result in severe consequences. In this particular course, students should understand and appreciate violations involving Plagiarism and Cheating.
For purposes of this course, plagiarism is defined as the act of presenting another person’s ideas, research or writings as you own. The following are some examples of plagiarism, but by no meaner is it an exhaustive list: Copying another person’s actual words without the use of quotation marks and footnotes attributing the words to their source. Presenting another person’s ideas or theories in your own words without acknowledging the source. Using information that is not common knowledge without acknowledging the source. Failing to acknowledge collaborations on homework and laboratory assignments.
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Submitting downloaded term papers or parts of term papers, paraphrasing or copying information from the Internet without citing the source, and “cutting & pasting” from various sources without proper attribution. Cheating is defined as the unauthorized use or attempted use of material, information, notes, study aids, devices or communication during an academic exercise. The following are some examples of cheating, but by no meaner is it an exhaustive list: Copying from another student during an examination or allowing another to copy your work. Using notes during a closed-book examination.
Taking an examination for another student, or asking or allowing another student to take an examination for you. Changing a graded exam and returning it for more credit. Submitting substantial portions of the same paper to more than one course without consulting with each instructor. Allowing others to research and write assigned papers or do assigned projects, including use of commercial term papers. Giving assistance to acts of academic misconduct/dishonesty. Fabricating data (all or in part). Submitting someone else’s work as your own.