The School of Applied Human Sciences and the Division of Family Studies & Gerontology take academic ethics seriously. Plagiarism is an offense that will not be tolerated.
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" is to:
- steal and pass off another's ideas and words as one's own
- use another's work without giving credit to the source
- commit literary theft
- present an idea as original when it is derived from source that already exists
The following are examples of plagiarism:
- paraphrasing text from a source without properly acknowledging or citing the source
- copying word for word from a source without using quotations marks and properly acknowledging the source of the text
- paraphrasing extensive portions of another's work, even with citation
- purchasing a paper or assignment from a commercial organization or another individual
- turning in the work of another individual as one's own work
Possible consequences for plagiarism may include (but are not limited to):
- no credit for an assignment
- being assigned a make-up assignment more difficult than the original assignment
- completing an assignment on academic ethics
- having a letter placed in a student's file in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
- disciplinary failure of the course
- expulsion from the university
Please be aware that facilitation is also a violation of the academic ethics policy. Facilitation is intentionally providing assistance to a student committing a violation of ethical standards.
As a UNI student, you are responsible for knowing UNI's policy on academic ethics (http://www.uni.edu/policies/301). Ignorance of the policy is not an excuse for plagiarism or other academic ethics violations.
The following resources may be helpful: