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Avoiding and Spotting Plagiarism

Policies of Long Island University Brooklyn Campus

The Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University has policies in place regarding plagiarism. Various schools and departments have also developed plagiarism policies, statements, and procedures at the school or departmental level. This page is designed as a portal to existing policies and resources on plagiarism, and provides writing guides on citation styles.

Brooklyn Campus Policies
Undergraduate Bulletin 2007-2009 (p.29-30) & Graduate Bulletin 2007-2009 (p.11)

Administrative Regulations

Cheating on examinations and plagiarism of any sort are unacceptable and, if proven, are cause for the most severe penalties up to and including suspension or dismissal from the University.

The classroom instructor determines the rules of acceptable student conduct during examinations. Each instructor has the right to insist on procedures to ensure the integrity of those examinations- seating arrangements, no communication among students, the restriction of materials available to students during the examination, and so on.

If a student is discovered cheating in a classroom examination or written assignment, either by crib notes or by receiving information from or giving information to a fellow student or by any means not stipulated by the rules of the examination, the instructor has the right to confiscate all test materials from the person or persons involved and give the grade of zero for the examination to the person or persons knowingly involved. The instructor also has the right to fail the students for the course.

Also, students who submit written or other work provably not their own or who submit work with sources inadequately acknowledged or with an inadequate system of documentation for a specific course assignment may be given the grade of zero for the work submitted and a failing grade for the course.

Any breach of discipline may result in disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal. The Faculty-Student Judicial Review Board, in accordance with its procedures, may hear all cases that may result in suspension or dismissal and will recommend an appropriate course of action to the Dean.

Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Policies
School of Pharmacy Bulletin (2006-2008)
Academic Ethics (p.30):

Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest academic standards of honesty and integrity. The acts of, or the intent to engage in the acts of, cheating, plagiarism, illegitimate possession and/or disposition of examinations, and similar acts, are grounds for suspension or dismissal from the University. Students are advised that plagiarism consists of any act involving the offering of the work of someone else as the student's own, including the use of work authored by a paid or volunteer person or organization contracted by the student. Students participating in experiential courses must adhere to all rules and regulations of the specific hospital, long-term care facility, industry site, etc.

Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Student Handbook and Planner (2007-2008)
Academic Integrity (p.28):

Responsibility for academic integrity is shared by the Brooklyn Campus' administration, faculty, students and staff. While classroom discipline is the responsibility of the faculty member in charge of the class, disciplinary action, ranging from reprimand through expulsion from the university (subject to the Dean of Student's final decision), may be initiated by an individual faculty member and/or Department against any student for the conduct of a nature that interferes with the educational purpose of a class, and for conduct involving plagiarism and/or dishonesty in examinations or class work.

School of Business, Public Administration, and Information Sciences
Avoiding Plagiarism by Citing Sources (2008) (p. 4):
The School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences is committed to helping students avoid plagiarism in the course work they submit. Plagiarism means presenting someone else's ideas and/or words as if they were your own. If you paraphrased or summarized someone's ideas or words without documenting the source, you are misleading the reader into believing that another persons' words or ideas are your own. As teachers, we have no way of verifying what was intentional and what was accidental. Either way, you have committed plagiarism. Luckily, it is easy to avoid. Whenever you use an idea that you found somewhere, say where you found it. In other words, provide a citation to the original source.

English Department

The English Department Plagiarism Policy requires every department member to spend at least one class hour per semester conducting a Plagiarism Workshop about plagiarism and how to avoid it. The English Department Ad-Hoc Committee on Plagiarism has developed a seven-part package for all instructors to use in that process.

For detailed information, please contact Dr. Bernard Schweizer of the English Department.

Student Code of Conduct (Student Activities Office)

The University is a community of scholars in which the ideas of freedom of inquiry, thought, expression and of the individual are sustained. It is committed to preserving the exercise of any right guaranteed to the individual by the constitution. It is clear that in a community of learning, willful disruption of the educational process, destruction of property and interference with the orderly process of the University or with the rights of the other members of the University will not be tolerated. University students are both citizens and members of the academic community as well as the local community.

When students enter the University they take upon themselves certain responsibilities and obligations including satisfactory academic performance and social behaviors consistent with the lawful purposes of the college. Student conduct therefore is not considered in isolation within the University community but as an integral part of the educational process. All students are expected to know and abide by this code of student conduct ignorance is no excuse.

Updated by I. Wang 1/13
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