Academic dishonesty and plagiarism by faculty

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to provide faculty with guidelines about expectations for academic honesty and the process for addressing academic dishonesty and plagiarism issues.

Policy

Every faculty member should scrupulously recognize all intellectual debts owed, be they in the form of ideas, methods or expressions, by means of an appropriate form of communication and acknowledgment. Any discovery of suspected plagiarism shall be reported to the appropriate College Dean as appropriate and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Scholars must make clear the respective contributions of colleagues on a collaborative project, and professors who have the guidance of students as their responsibility must exercise the greatest care not to appropriate a student’s ideas, research, or presentation to the professor’s benefit; to do so is to abuse power and trust.

Any faculty member who engages in plagiarism or academic dishonesty is subject to corrective discipline and/or dismissal for cause.

Definitions

Plagiarism—includes, but is not limited to, the taking over of the ideas, methods or written words of another individual, including those of students, without acknowledgment and with the intention that they be taken as the work of the deceiver. Plagiarizing the work of another, particularly the work of one’s students, is the antithesis of the honest labor that characterizes true scholarship and without which mutual trust and respect among scholars is impossible

Procedures/Guidelines

Academic dishonesty and plagiarism violations should be reported to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for appropriate resolution in accordance with the Faculty Corrective Discipline and Dismissal for Cause Policy.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Academic Affairs.

Policy updated on: Sep. 26, 2018