What it is:
tutorial will focus on how to avoid student plagiarism.
folks speculate that increased Internet use at universities
has fostered a rise in student plagiarism. Regardless of where you
stand on this issue, one thing is clear. It's easier than
ever for instructors to find a student's plagiarized source-the
same way the student accessed it-by using the Web.
Some studies do suggest that cheating
among students is more of a problem today than previously. For example,
the Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University found that
80% of college students surveyed said they had cheated "at
least once". (2) http://www.plagiarism.org
At the University
Most referrals for academic dishonesty that are investigated by the Office of Conflict Resolution and Civic Responsibility result in disciplinary suspension or dismissal.
If you are caught presenting someone else's work as your own, your instructor is required to send a letter to the Dean for Undergraduate Studies. The Dean automatically refers students to the Office of Conflict Resolution and Civic Responsibility after two such referrals from faculty.
In addition, professors can apply any of the following penalties for plagiarism:
rewriting of the paper
of paper or project grade by one full letter or more
grade on paper or project
incident to the Office of Conflict Resolution and Civic Responsibility for further action, such
as suspension (Community Rights & Responsibilities,
2007-2010, 8-9). (3)
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