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Sample Syllabus Statements

Faculty, please note that these are sample statements for your syllabus. Please modify them to fit your philosophy and classroom expectations.

Sample #1

Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, this course will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy, which can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/StudentAcademicIntegrity.html. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the University for repeat offenders.

Sample #2

Academic dishonesty is taken seriously by the University. Cheating on assignments or examinations, plagiarizing, or any other act which violates the rights of another student in academic work or that involves misrepresentation of your own work may result in a grade reduction on the assignment/quiz/test or a grade reduction in the class (including the possibility of failing the class). If a student is found responsible for academic dishonesty, a report is filed with the UMD student academic integrity officer and is considered a violation of the Student Conduct Code. The UMD Student Academic Integrity Policy can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/StudentAcademicIntegrity.html. The policy outlines what is considered prohibited conduct.

Sample #3

All work done for this course must be your own. When using someone else's ideas or words, you must give that person credit to avoid plagiarism. We will discuss appropriate documentation in class, and I am available to answer your questions. The procedures and policies stated in the University's Student Academic Integrity Policy will be enforced; read the policy at http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/StudentAcademicIntegrity.html.

Sample #4

You are expected and encouraged to get ideas and information from articles and books that you read, and from discussions and exposure to movies and the electronic media, but that work must be used responsibly. If you use ideas obtained from another source (whether it is print, electronic, film or another person), you must give clear credit in your submission (regardless of whether it is a video/audio tape, cd, dvd, an outline, an article, book or a paper) in the form of an appropriate attribution. If you use the words of one of these sources--whether a phrase, a sentence, a paragraph or more--those works must be appropriately punctuated and attributed to their sources, so as to distinguish them from your own. This is also true of paraphrasing another's words. Failure to do so is plagiarism. It is unethical to submit the same paper for more than one course--don't do it! Cheating on assignments or examinations, plagiarizing, or any other act which violates the rights of another student in academic work or that involves misrepresentation of your own work may result in grade reduction on the assignment/quiz/test or a grade reduction in the class (including the possibility of failing the class). I expect you to do your own assigned work. If a student is found responsible for academic dishonesty, a report is filed with the UMD student academic integrity officer and is considered a violation of the Student Conduct Code. The UMD Student Academic Integrity Policy can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/StudentAcademicIntegrity.html. The policy outlines what is considered prohibited conduct.

 

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