Plagiarism is a serious violation of a student’s academic integrity and the trust between a student and his or her teachers. Plagiarism is the act of a person presenting another person’s work as if it were his or her own original work. Such acts of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:

  1. A student submitting as his or her own work an entire essay or other assignment written by another person.
  2. A student submitting as his or her own creation the artwork (including but not limited to a painting, drawing, photograph, object, digital representation) of another person.
  3. A student taking word for word a section or sections of another person’s work without proper acknowledgment of the source and quotation.
  4. A student using statistics or other such facts or insights as if these were the result of the student’s efforts and thus lacking proper acknowledgment of the original source.
  5. The paraphrasing of another person’s unique work with no acknowledgment of the original source.
  6. Copying another student’s work on a quiz or test.

Some instructors may consider self-plagiarism to be a form of plagiarism. Self-plagiarism includes submitting the same paper in response to two different assignments. Please consult with your instructor and carefully review instructor expectations posted on your syllabus if you have any questions.

When a student is found to have plagiarized an academic assignment, it will be up to each instructor to determine the grading penalty. Depending on the severity of the incident, this could range from a warning to a loss of credit for the course. In all cases of plagiarism, the instructor will notify the student’s advisor by posting an alert on EAB Navigate. The advisor will then document the incident on EAB using advisor notes. If any further incidents of plagiarism are reported to the student’s advisor, the advisor or VPAA will file a complaint with the appropriate college Judicial Body. Additional sanctions may be imposed.