by Dr. Caroline T. Schroeder
If you have any questions about these policies, please ask me. I enjoy meeting with students!
Please note: This page has been updated to reflect the Honor Code policies of my current institution, the University of the Pacific. Webpages for courses that I taught at other colleges/universities may nonetheless link to this page.
Avoiding PlagiarismStudents are expected to understand and follow the University’s Honor Code. http://web.pacific.edu/x5152.xml
I encourage any student with questions about academic integrity, plagiarism, or the Honor Code to ask me for clarifications.
To avoid plagiarism, follow these basic tips:
Students must submit original work for each assignment.This means, unless otherwise indicated on the assignment, do not turn in a paper that is identical to or contains portions of another paper or assignment that has already been submitted for this course or any other course. Do not turn in a paper that was written wholly or in part by someone else. Students who do not submit original work for an assignment will receive a zero and be referred to Judicial Affairs. There are exceptions to this policy: 1) assignments that specifically state that students can or should rewrite or rework an earlier assignment in the course; 2) papers that I specifically request be rewritten and resubmitted for a new grade. If you would like to use or rework something you've already written, please ask permission first.
I encourage students to study together before exams and to discuss course materials outside of class. Unless otherwise indicated in the assignment, no papers, exams, or other graded assignments are collaborative; they must be completed by the individual student. Students should use their own discretion in determining how far to take their conversations about the readings before writing their papers.
Cheating in any way (including but not limited to illicitly obtaining a test or assignment beforehand, copying another student's test or assignment, using prohibited materials on a test) will result in a minimum penalty of a zero for the assignment or exam; a serious violation will merit failure of the course.
Classroom ConductSome classroom conduct is rude and disrespectful to your fellow students, because it distracts everyone in the class from the learning process.
Page last updated on 1/7/2009