Policies Governing Plagiarism and Cheating

Policies Governing Plagiarism and Cheating

The University Policy Statement on Plagiarism and Cheating

The Department of History is committed to upholding Academic Integrity and Honesty. Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated. Please read the University Policy Statement and the Department of History’s policies on plagiarism and cheating. If you have any questions, or anything seems unclear as to what constitutes plagiarism or cheating, please check with your instructor.

History Department Policy Governing Undergraduate Courses

Academic Integrity and Honesty

Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses and will not be tolerated. They are violations of university regulations.

All students will be held to a high standard of academic integrity, which is defined as “the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception.” Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarizing, fabricating of information or citations, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, having unauthorized possession of examinations, submitting work of another person or work previously used without informing the instructor, or tampering with the academic work of other students.

The university defines plagiarism as “the act of using the ideas or work of another person or persons as if they were one’s own, without giving credit to the source… Acknowledgement of an original author or source must be made through appropriate references, i.e., quotation marks, footnotes, or commentary. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, the following: the submission of a work, either in part or in whole, completed by another; failure to give credit for ideas, statements, facts or conclusions with rightfully belong to another; in written work, failure to use quotation marks when quoting directly from another, whether it be a paragraph, a sentence, or even a part thereof; or close and lengthy paraphrasing of another’s writing or programming.”
All acts of academic dishonesty will be subject to disciplinary action. All written assignments for the course must be submitted electronically through Beach Board to Turnitin.com in order to ensure the authenticity of the presented written work. A single act of cheating or plagiarism by an undergraduate student will result in a failing grade on that assignment. A single act of cheating or plagiarism by a graduate student will result in a failing grade in the course, regardless of other graded course assignments. All plagiarism cases will be referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs and, depending on the severity of the case, further disciplinary actions may be taken, including suspension and expulsion, based on University policy. For more information, please see http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/research/compliance/conduct/cheating/