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Plagiarism and academic integrity

The following definition is taken from the University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesiology Syllabus ANE594 Pathophysiology Fall 2003. The Program has gathered this information from various sources within the University, including but not limited to the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

"As members of an academic community engaged in the pursuit of truth and with a special concern for values, students are expected to conform to a high standard of honesty and integrity in their academic work. The fundamental assumption under which the University operates is that work submitted by a student is a product of his/her own efforts.

Among the most serious academic offensives is plagiarism, submitting style of another author or source without acknowledgment or formal documentation. Plagiarism occurs when specific phrases or entire passages, whether a sentence, paragraph or longer excerpt, are incorporated into one's own writing without quotation marks or documentation. One also plagiarizes by paraphrasing the work of another that is, retaining another writer's ideas and structure without documentation.

Students are advised always to set off another writer's exact words by quotation marks, with appropriate references. Students avoid plagiarism by concentrating on their own words and ideas and by fully crediting another's words and ideas when they find their way into the writing....

Permalink Last updated 01/06/2017 by R. Davidson

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