According to the
Academic Integrity Policy approved by Faculty Council, faculty are
responsible for "provid[ing] guidance as to what constitutes violations
of the Academic Integrity Policy and educat[ing] students about the
ethical and educational implications of their actions. Syllabi should
call attention to the Academic Integrity Policy."
You may want to choose one of the
four suggested statements below, and add clarifying or
discipline-specific sentences as appropriate.
- Abbreviated Statement: Work done for this
course must adhere to the University Academic Integrity Policy, which
you can review in the Student Handbook or by visiting Academic Integrity
at DePaul University (http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu).
- General Statement: DePaul University is a
learning community that fosters the pursuit of knowledge and the
transmission of ideas within a context that emphasizes a sense of
responsibility for oneself, for others and for society at large.
Violations of academic integrity, in any of their forms, are, therefore,
detrimental to the values of DePaul, to the students' own development
as responsible members of society, and to the pursuit of knowledge and
the transmission of ideas. Violations include but are not limited to the
following categories: cheating; plagiarism; fabrication; falsification
or sabotage of research data; destruction or misuse of the university's
academic resources; alteration or falsification of academic records; and
academic misconduct. Conduct that is punishable under the Academic
Integrity Policy could result in additional disciplinary actions by
other university officials and possible civil or criminal prosecution.
Please refer to your Student Handbook or visit Academic Integrity at
DePaul University (http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu) for further
- Statement Highlighting Plagiarism: The DePaul Student
Handbook defines plagiarism as follows: "Plagiarism includes but is not
limited to the following: (a) The direct copying of any source, such as
written and verbal material, computer files, audio disks, video programs
or musical scores, whether published or unpublished, in whole or in
part, without proper acknowledgement that it is someone else's. (b)
Copying of any source in whole or in part with only minor changes in
wording or syntax even with acknowledgement. (c) Submitting as one's own
work a report, examination paper, computer file, lab report or other
assignment which has been prepared by someone lese. This includes
research papers purchased from any other person or agency. (d) The
paraphrasing of another's work or ideas without proper acknowledgement."
Plagiarism will result in a failure of the assignment or possibly of
the course. If you are unsure of how to cite a source, ask!
- Statement Highlighting Cheating and Plagiarism: Academic integrity
entails absolute honesty in one's intellectual efforts. The DePaul
Student Handbook details the facets and ramifications of academic
integrity violations, but you should be especially aware of the policies
on cheating and plagiarism. Cheating is any action that violates
University norms or an instructor's guidelines for the preparation and
submission of assignments. Such actions may include using or providing
unauthorized assistance or materials on course assignments, or
possessing unauthorized materials during an examination. Plagiarism
involves the representation of another's work as your own, for example:
(a) submitting as one's own any material that is copied from published
or unpublished sources such as the Internet, print, computer files,
audio disks, video programs or musical scores without proper
acknowledgement that it is someone else's; (b) paraphrasing another's
views, opinions or insights without proper acknowledgement or copying of
any source in whole or in part with only minor changes in wording or
syntax even with acknowledgement; (c) submitting as one's own work a
report, examination, paper, computer file, lab report or other
assignment which has been prepared by someone else. If you are unsure
about what constitutes unauthorized help on an exam or assignment, or
what information requires citation and/or attribution, please ask your
instructor. Violations may result in the failure of the assignment,
failure of the course, and/or additional disciplinary actions.
Sample Sentences you may want to add and call attention to:
- In this class, you are permitted to study in groups to prepare for
examinations so long as the resulting exam demonstrates your individual
mastery of the concepts and skills tested
- Group work - In
this class, you are permitted to work in groups only for designated
'group projects,' which you are to submit as a group. All other
assignments are to be prepared individually.
- Computer programs
- In this class, plagiarism includes submitting as your own work a
computer program that was written by someone else, or directly derived
from someone else. A program is directly derived from someone else's
program if it is identical to someone else's program except for minor
changes such as reformatting, change of variable names, etc.
- Using and citing electronic sources
- In conducting research for this course, I encourage you to consult
those standard reference tools, scholarly projects and information
databases, and peer-reviewed academic journals that may be found on the
Internet in addition to traditional print resources. Keep in mind,
however, that those electronic sources must be acknowledged. Please see
the Modern Language Academy Handbook, section 4.9, for information on
the correct citation of these sources.