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Academic Honesty at SUA

Excerpted from the Undergraduate Catalog:

"Academic honesty is expected of all members of the SUA community. Failure to adhere to standards of honesty will result in sanctions. The following definitions will help you understand the boundaries of academic dishonesty. The sanctions section, which follows, will help you understand the seriousness of various types of academic dishonesty.These definitions do not represent a complete list of possible infractions; rather, they are intended generally to reveal the range of conduct which violates academic honesty. Presentation of this list is prompted by the belief that education concerning improper conduct will help students avoid such practices, including those which, although innocently performed, may technically be classified as academically dishonest.

1. Plagiarism. Presenting the words or ideas of another person requires proper acknowledgement; failure to do so is plagiarism.This applies to direct quotations, paraphrases or summarized ideas; guidelines concerning standards for citation may be found in The LEA Guide to Composition, which is owned and used by all students from the time they take freshman Writing 101.

2. Submission of the same work in two courses without explicit permission to do so. Presenting all or part of the work done for one course in another course requires permission of the instructors of the involved courses.A related point is that paired courses, by design, often require submission of the same work in the two associated courses."

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