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Digital Citizenship

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Consequences of Plagiarism

Photo Reference: Rochester City School District (n.d.). Academic Integrity at School of the Arts. 

What is academic integrity?

Academic Integrity is a standard expectation for any academic work you do and includes plagiarism. It's the expectation that you're using your own original work and ideas in your coursework, and that you're correctly citing the work of others where appropriate. Academic dishonesty includes, but isn't limited to: 

  • cheating on tests; 
  • copying from another student’s test paper; 
  • using materials during a test not authorized by the person giving the test; 
  • collaboration with any other person during a test without authority; 
  • knowingly obtaining, using, buying, selling, transporting, or soliciting in whole or in part the contents of an un-administered test or information about an un-administered test; 
  • bribing any other person to obtain an un-administered test or information about an un-administered test; substitution for another student or permitting any other person to substitute for oneself to take a test; 
  • "plagiarism" means the appropriation of any other person's work and the unacknowledged incorporation of that work in one's own work offered for credit; 
  • "collusion" means the unauthorized collaboration with any other person in preparing work offered for credit. 

What is plagiarism according to student code?

The WAC for Student Conduct Code describes plagiarism as: "Plagiarism includes taking and using as one's own, without proper attribution, the ideas, writings, or work of an­other person in completing an academic assignment. Prohibited conduct may also include the unauthorized submission for credit of academic work that has been submitted for credit in another course."

What happens if you plagiarize at CWU?

Consequences of academic dishonesty can result in a written warning, a failing grade on an assignment, or escalate to expulsion from Central and forfeiture of awards or scholarships. Cases of academic dishonesty go through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. They determine the degree of sanction required, which may include: 

  1. Conduct reprimand
  2. Conduct probation
  3. Conduct suspension
  4. Conduct dismissal