Plagiarism is the appropriation of words and ideas written by others without proper attribution and is a serious violation of academic and personal integrity. It amounts to theft and is ground for dismissal from the school. At the same time, different cultures have different understanding of plagiarism.
SKSM Consequences of Plagiarism
Teachers who suspect that a student has plagiarized should address the issues with the student. If plagiarism is confirmed the teacher will work with the core faculty to determine the best course of action which could include Academic Probation. If the matter is disputed, the student or teacher may follow the procedures listed under ―Academic Disputes. Students who are placed on Academic Probation twice may be dismissed from the program.
When a student is suspected of plagiarism in a course, the following protocol will be followed:
- The faculty member teaching the course will notify the dean of the faculty that the student has been suspected of plagiarism.
- The dean of the faculty will notify the dean of the students that the student has been suspected of plagiarism.
- The faculty member will follow the policy in regard to possible consequences within the context of the course (e.g., failing grade on the assignment, failing grade for the course, etc.).
- The school will be responsible for following policy in regard to possible consequences beyond the context of the course (e.g., warning, academic probation, expulsion, etc.)