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Research Tools: Academic Integrity

Avoiding Plagiarism

"Plagiarism is intentionally or carelessly presenting the work of another as one’s own. It includes submitting an assignment purporting to be the student’s original work which has wholly or in part been created by another person. It also includes the presentation of the work, ideas, representations, or words of another person without customary and proper acknowledgement of sources. Students must consult with their instructors for clarification in any situation in which the need for documentation is an issue, and will have plagiarized in any situation in which their work is not properly documented." [For the remainder of CBC's policy on plagiarism, please continue to the 2017-2018 Traditional Student Handbook page 27, "Academic and Classroom Standards: Policy on Academic Integrity."]

For more information on plagiarism, check out the resources below.

Respect/Honesty/Truth

Best practices for academic integrity:

  • "Give credit to the original ideas of others through proper attribution and citation"
  • "Understand that intellectual property is a legal and social construct that varies by culture"
  • "Respect the original ideas of others"
  • "Value the skills, time, and effort needed to produce knowledge"
  • "See themselves as contributors to the information marketplace rather than only consumers of it"
  • "Are inclined to examine their own information privilege"
  • "Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information"
  • "Cite the contributing work of others in their own information production"

--Association for College and Research Libraries. Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.  http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework#inquiry. February 2, 2015.

CBC's policy

Policy on Academic Integrity

This policy applies to any and all student experiences in which academic credit is involved.

Academic Integrity

Because academic integrity is a cornerstone of an institution’s commitment to the principles of free inquiry, students are responsible for learning and upholding professional standards of research, writing, assessment, and ethics in their areas of study. In the academic community, the high value placed on truth implies a corresponding intolerance of scholastic dishonesty.

Written or other work which students submit must be the product of their own efforts and must be consistent with appropriate standards of professional ethics. Academic dishonesty, which includes cheating, plagiarism and other forms of dishonest or unethical behavior, is prohibited. . . . [For the remainder of the policy, please continue to the 2017-2018 Traditional Student Handbook page 27, "Academic and Classroom Standards: Policy on Academic Integrity."]

What is so important about Academic Integrity?

from the International Center for Academic Integrity, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSfmWIlEhSg, May 23, 2012