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Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

Academic Integrity

The integrity of the academic program and the evaluation of each student’s achievement are of primary concern to all educational institutions.  Academic honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct are highly valued and promoted at all times at Rogers College School.  Plagiarism is taking the ideas and writings of others and presenting them as if they were yours.  Cheating on any educational exercise not only reflects dishonesty on the part of the cheater but also diminishes the value of the work done by his/her classmates.  Therefore, plagiarism and/or cheating on tests, quizzes, homework, special projects, and student recitations will result in the following actions being taken:

·         First Offense:  Student will receive an automatic zero “0” on that work, parents will be contacted by phone call from the teacher and a disciplinary referral will be filed with the administrative office with an After School Decisions assignment.

·         Second Offense:  Student will receive an automatic zero “0” on that work, followed by a parental conference and a Traice and/or Out of School Suspension from Rogers College School.

·         Third Offense:  Student will receive an automatic zero “0” on that work, followed by a parental conference and an additional suspension from school.  Third Offense for the course will result in loss of credit.

Furthermore, any infraction of the above policy will be considered for any academic awards and/or recognition for which the student is eligible.  Those students who act as accessories to the offense will also be disciplined according to the above policy.

 

Plagiarism

The following information is from iParadigms, LLC http://www.turnitin.com/research.sit should help explain Plagiarism.  According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to”plagiarize” means 

·         To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own

·         To use (another’s production) without crediting the source

·         To commit literary theft

·         To present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

The following are considered plagiarism:

1.                    turning in someone else’s work as your own

2.                    copying words or ideas from someone else’s work without giving credit

3.                    failing to put a quotation in quotation marks

4.                    giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation

5.        changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit

6.        copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not

In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud.  It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward.  Incidents of Plagiarism will be dealt with under the Academic Integrity Policy.

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