Academic honesty is required of all students. A student must always submit work that represents his or her original words or ideas. If any words or ideas are used that are not his or her own, the student must cite all relevant sources. The student should also make clear the extent to which such sources were used. Words or ideas that require citations include, but are not limited to, all hard copy or electronic publications, whether copyrighted or not, and all verbal or visual communication that originates from an identifiable source. Words and ideas require citations if used by someone other than the original author.
Academic dishonesty includes:
- Having a tutor or friend complete a portion of your assignment.
- Having a reviewer make extensive revisions to an assignment.
- Copying information from the Internet without citing the source.
- Copying work submitted by another student.
- Using information from Internet information services without proper citation.
The university encourages students to use the service TurnItIn (www.turnitin.com) prior to submitting writing assignments to check for proper citations. Faculty members also use this service when there is a question regarding plagiarism. Penalties for plagiarism may lead to dismissal from the university.