Plagiarism: Academic Integrity

Integrity Academic Policy/ UML Website

Please Note

Writing a paper using large blocks of quoted text, if correctly cited, is not technically plagiarism, but bear in mind it is very poor writing!

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"Plagiarism and academic integrity are taken seriously by this university. You, the student, are responsible for making sure you are honestly completing your work. If you have any questions, please review your class syllabus, speak to your professor, or review the university’s guidelines. The UML webpage on Academic Integrity has more information."

What is Considered Plagiarism?

Academic Misconduct Subject to Disciplinary Action
Academic misconduct is an act in which a student: 

  • Seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation;
  • Uses unauthorized materials or fabricated data in any academic exercise;
  • Forges or falsifies academic documents or records;
  • Intentionally impedes or damages the academic work of others;
  • Engages in conduct aimed at making false representation of a student’s academic performance; or
  • Assists other students in any of these acts. 



Examples of Plagiarism


Possible Consequences

The following are the disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed by an instructor for academic misconduct:

  • An oral or written notice of misconduct;
  • An assignment to repeat the work, to be graded on its merits;
  • A lower or failing grade on the particular assignment or test;
  • A lower grade in the course or
  • A failing grade in the course. 

In addition, an instructor or the Academic Dean may recommend the following sanctions: 

  • A non-deletable failing grade in the course;
  • Suspension from the University or
  • Expulsion from the University.

One or more of the disciplinary sanctions listed above may be imposed for an incident of academic misconduct.