September 7, 2006

Plagiarism

Plagiarism

UMM Student Academic Integrity policies and procedures [brochure, 1979]
Sec 1.3:
Resolutions of violations of academic integrity shall normally occur between the course instructor and the involved student or students. In each case, the instructor shall prepare a written account which includes: the date of the violation; the class (and section if appropriate) in which the violation occurred; the nature of the violation; the name(s) of the student(s) involved; a description of the action taken by the instructor; the name of the instructor. Such actions shall be sent to the Assistant Provost [Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs] who will review them in order to identify repeat offenders for the Committee on Academic Integrity. Through this process, the Committee will be able to identify any students who are repeat offenders. The names of all persons involved will be held in strict confidence. Each student shall be provided by the Committee with a copy of the written account of the violation of academic integrity which is provided to the Committee. Students may, if they wish, supply the Committee with a written statement regarding their position on the matter. Such statements shall be maintained with the notice of violation submitted by the course instructor.

Academic Integrity at the University of Minnesota [UMM New Student Orientation handout]
Forms of Academic Dishonesty:
Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the inclusion of someone else's product, words, ideas, or data as one's own work. When a student submits work for credit that includes the product, words, ideas, or data of others, the source must be acknowledged by the use of complete, accurate, and specific references. By placing one's name on work submitted for credit, the student certifies the originality of all work not otherwise identified by appropriate acknowledgements. On written assignments, if verbatim statements are included, the statements must be enclosed by quotation marks or set off from regular text as indented extracts. A student will avoid being charged with plagiarism if there is an acknowledgement of indebtedness. Indebtedness must be acknowledged whenever one
quotes another person's actual words or replicates all or part of another's product;
uses another person's ideas, opinions, work, data, or theories, even if they are completely paraphrased in one's own words; borrows facts, statistics, or other illustrative materials -- unless the information is common knowledge.

Posted by fang0058 at September 7, 2006 10:26 AM