Administrative Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines Overview for New Faculty
Below contains a list of all applicable policies on CMU's campus. As new policies are written and existing policies are revised, they will be added.
CMU Policy on Academic Integrity and Reporting
Because academic integrity is a cornerstone of the university's commitment to the principles of free inquiry, students are responsible for learning and upholding professional standards of research, writing, assessment, and ethics in their areas of study. In the academic community, the high value placed on truth implies a corresponding intolerance of scholastic dishonesty. Written or other work which students submit must be the product of their own efforts and must be consistent with appropriate standards of professional ethics. Academic dishonesty, which includes cheating, plagiarism and other forms of dishonest or unethical behavior, is prohibited.
The full policy including definitions, clarifications, sanctions and the process for handling violations can be found in this Academic Senate Policies and Procedures folder. Questions regarding this policy or requests for additional clarification can be directed to the Office of Student Conduct. While it is to the discretion of the instructor, violations of academic misconduct should be reported to the Office of Student Conduct for formal proceedings seeking disciplinary sanctions under the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Disciplinary Procedures.
Ways to discourage student plagiarism
The rise of electronic information has made student plagiarism a very real issue in higher education. Follow the links below for tips on discouraging plagiarism in your classroom.
- Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
- Tips for Discouraging Plagiarism
- Understanding and Addressing Plagiarism
- Instructions for using SafeAssign