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Student Handbook: Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty Policy

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Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty Policy

The faculty reserves the right to use computer software, such as Turnitin, to investigate instances of plagiarism.

Definitions (Drawn from Indiana University Student Handbook):

Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else’s work, including the work of other students, as one’s own. Any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged, unless the information is common knowledge. A student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge an indebtedness whenever:

1. Directly quoting another person’s actual words, whether oral or written;

2. Using another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories;

3. Paraphrasing the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of others, whether oral or written;

4. Borrowing facts, statistics, or illustrative material; or

5. Offering materials assembled or collected in the form of projects or papers for previous courses without acknowledgment.

Please see this page for the university academic integrity policy.

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