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Academic Integrity Tutorial

Le Moyne College Policy on Plagiarism

Le Moyne College defines plagiarism as "the attempt to fulfill an academic requirement by using the ideas, words or work of another person and representing them as one's own" (College Catalog). The Catalog further states that "Plagiarism undermines that basic relationship of trust that must exist between teacher and student and among students for the educational process to work. For this reason, penalties for plagiarism range from failure on the assignment to expulsion from the College."

 

From the Le Moyne College Catalog:

Plagiarism—Plagiarism is the attempt to fulfill an academic requirement by using the ideas, words or work of another person and representing them as one’s own. Academic conventions dictate that students and scholars must acknowledge the source of phrases and ideas that are not their own. Many ideas and phrases are so familiar that they have become the common property of all; these obviously require no documentation. However, the use of ideas or phrases that are clearly original with another author requires that the appropriate credit be given to the original author.

Plagiarism undermines that basic relationship of trust that must exist between teacher and student and among students for the educational process to work. For this reason, penalties for plagiarism range from failure on the assignment to expulsion from the College. For details regarding plagiarism, consult the library's guide to plagiarism or the library services desk.

Assisting Cheating or Plagiarism––A student who knowingly assists another student in cheating or plagiarism is subject to the same rules and penalties.

Derived Work––Derived work is work containing material (even if modified) that has been previously submitted to fulfill the requirements of another course. Submission of derived work is allowed only with prior approval by the instructor, who may impose additional requirements (e.g., full disclosure in a citation). The penalties for unapproved submission of derived work range from failure on the assignment to expulsion from the College." (Source)

Because Le Moyne College takes issues related to academic integrity very seriously, all students must complete this online Academic Integrity Tutorial and then pass the Academic Integrity Quiz (in Canvas) with a grade of 100%. You will be allowed multiple attempts to achieve a perfect score (if needed) to prove your mastery of this.

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Creative Commons License This guide is adapted from the Plagiarism Tutorial created by the University of Southern Mississippi. This work licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) 4.0 International License.