4a. Plagiarism is a serious offense, with sanctions ranging from failing an assignment to expulsion from the university. Plagiarism is committed when you use ideas or words of another person without proper citation or acknowledgement. This may happen intentionally or unintentionally.
Academic Integrity (from Viterbo University Undergraduate Catalog, 2015-2016)
"All members of the Viterbo University community are expected to conduct themselves in an ethical manner and adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity. Furthermore, Viterbo University students are expected to adhere to a standard of academic honesty befitting their enrollment in this Catholic Franciscan university. They will not engage in plagiarism, cheating, lying, or stealing, nor will they tolerate those who do so. Fundamental to the principle of independent learning and professional growth is the requirement of honesty and integrity in the conduct of one’s academic life. Academic dishonesty in any form is a serious offense against the academic community. Each academic program will review the standards of academic integrity and have students acknowledge their acceptance of the standards."
To avoid plagiarizing someone else words or ideas, make sure you:
Posted with permission from Washburn University.
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