Academic Dishonesty Policy Dr. Samuel S. Stanton, Jr. This policy applies to all classes where I am the instructor of record. Plagiarism



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Academic Dishonesty Policy

Dr. Samuel S. Stanton, Jr.
This policy applies to all classes where I am the instructor of record.
Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a serious violation of moral and academic principles. It involves claiming as one’s own original work the ideas, phrasing, or creative work of another person. As such, plagiarism is a direct violation of the biblical commandments against stealing, bearing false witness, and covetousness; thus, the Grove City College policy. I encourage our students to think seriously about the demands of their Christian faith in regards to this issue.
We remind students that plagiarism includes the following:

  1. any direct quotation of another’s words, from simple phrasing to longer passages, without using quotation marks and properly citing the source of those words;

  2. any summary or paraphrase of another’s ideas without properly citing the source of those ideas;

  3. any information that is not common knowledge —including facts, statistics, graphics, drawings—without proper citation of sources;

  4. any cutting and pasting of verbal or graphic materials from another source—including books, databases, web sites, journals, newspapers, etc.—without the proper citation for each of the sources of those materials; this includes any copyrighted artwork, graphics, or photography downloaded from the Internet without proper citation;

  5. any wholesale “borrowing,” theft, or purchasing of another’s work and presenting it as one’s own, whether from the Internet or from another source;

  6. any presentation of “ghost-written” papers—whether paid for or not—as one’s own original work;

  7. making one’s work available for copying by others, as well as copying work posted on the Internet or otherwise made available by another.

The above statement is taken from the Grove City College Bulletin and The Crimson. Plagiarism in written work in this course will result in a grade of 0 being assigned to that work. Opportunity to correct and resubmit the work is based on time remaining in the course, nature of the plagiarism (is it simply forgotten or improper citation or is it cutting and pasting entire sections of someone else’s work), and whether or not this is a repeat offense for the individual student.


Cheating on In-Class Quizzes and Examinations
Cheating is defined for quizzes and examinations given in class as any of the following actions committed during the exam:

1) looking on a classmate’s exam/quiz

2) use of notes written on scraps of paper

3) use of notes written on clothing

4) use of notes written on any part of your body or another person’s body

5) use of any electronic devise during an exam (with exception of calculators or computer where deemed appropriate by the instructor)

6) any other inappropriate action as determined by the instructor
NOTE: Cheating also occurs if multiple sections of the course are being taught by this instructor and any student questions a student in the other section regarding the content of the exam if that other section has already completed the exam.
PENALTY:

1) Any student who has been seen cheating by the instructor or accused of cheating by another classmate will be interviewed by the faculty member to discuss the full extent of the cheating behavior.

2) Any student who after this interview is deemed by the instructor guilty of cheating will receive a 0 for that assignment.

3) The penalty if applied will be reported to the Student Faculty Review Committee for their review and recommendation of any further action.



Cheating on Take Home Essay Examinations
1) Rules of Plagiarism do apply to take home examinations.

2) Discussion of material and sharing of notes, readings, etc. with classmates taking the same exam is NOT cheating.

3) Cheating is defined as:


  1. copying portions of any other student’s answer and claiming it as your own

  2. paraphrasing portions of any other student’s answer and claiming it as your own

  3. obvious sharing of answers that while not copied or paraphrased show exacting and distinctive sharing of ideas, logical thought processes, and craftsmanship of the answer


PENALTY:

1) violations of cheating defined as type a or b will receive a 0 for the answer that exhibits cheating occurred.



2) violations of cheating defined by type c mean that the violation involves more than one person. In this case the parties involved will share the grade earned by the answer. For example if the answer earned a possible 30 points out of 33 1/3 points possible, the grade of 30 will be divided among each party to the cheating.

3) The penalty if applied will be reported to the Student Faculty Review Committee for their review and recommendation of any further action.

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