This guide is intended to bring together a number of useful resources related to Plagiarism.
Plagiarism at UFV
Plagiarism is a serious form of academic misconduct, and is addressed in UFV's Student Conduct Policy.
Plagiarism occurs when a student presents work or data as original when part, or whole, was written or composed by someone other than the student.
Plagiarism occurs when paragraphs, phrases, sentences or ideas within the work are taken from another source without referencing or citing the author.
1. When an instructor has evidence of plagiarism by a student (for example, can show the source used, but not acknowledged, by the student), or of cheating or falsifying data by a student, the instructor is entitled to assign a score of zero with the first incident. The instructor will file a written report in the Student Conduct Registry, with a copy to the student. The report will be removed two years after the incident.
2. After the first incident, the instructor will provide the student with a written notice that a second incident will result in the requirement that the student withdraw from the course.
3. When a student is required to withdraw from a course by an instructor, a report of the disciplinary action taken will be placed in the Student Conduct Registry, with a copy to the student. The report will be removed two years after the incident.
4. Repeated incidents of plagiarism or cheating, and withdrawals will be reported to the President, and may result in suspension from UFV.
About This Guide
This guide was prepared by Patti Wilson.
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