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.
A great resource to help you understand and avoid plagiarism:
Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It:
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.
SKSM abides by the GTU CONSORTIAL AGREEMENT CONCERNING PLAGIARISM
(Approved by the Council of Deans, April 2010)
When a student from one GTU school is suspected of plagiarism in a course that the student is taking at another GTU school, the following protocol will be followed:
- The faculty member teaching the course will notify the dean of the faculty member’s school that the student has been suspected of plagiarism.
- The dean of the faculty member’s school will notify the dean of the student’s school that the student has been suspected of plagiarism.
- The faculty member will follow the policy of his or her own school 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 student’s school will be responsible for following its own policy in regard to possible consequences beyond the context of the course (e.g., warning, academic probation, expulsion, etc.)