The College of Computing and Infomatics Has
Zero Tolerance for Academic Dishonesty

The following description is extracted from the Provost's website (  All students are responsible for reading and understanding all information contained on this site.

Plagiarism is the inclusion of someone else's words, ideas, or data as one's own work. When a student submits work for credit that includes the words, ideas, or data of others, the source of that information must be acknowledged through complete, accurate, and specific references, and, if verbatim statements are included, through quotation marks as well. By placing his/her name on work submitted for credit, the student certifies the originality of all work not otherwise identified by appropriate acknowledgments. Plagiarism covers unpublished as well as published sources. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:

1. Quoting another person's actual words, complete sentences or paragraphs, or an entire piece of written work without acknowledgment of the source;

2. Using another person's ideas, opinions, or theory, even if it is completely paraphrased in one's own words without acknowledgment of the source;

3. Borrowing facts, statistics, or other illustrative materials that are not clearly common knowledge without acknowledgment of the source;

4. Copying another student's essay test answers;

5. Copying, or allowing another student to copy, a computer file that contains another student's assignment, and submitting it, in part or in its entirety, as one's own; or

6. Working together on an assignment, sharing the computer files and programs involved, and then submitting individual copies of the assignment as one's own individual work.

Note that this includes not only text but also computer code, pictures, graphs and tables, sounds, videos, and all other works. 

The Hagerty Library website includes a detailed discussion of plagiarism and the proper ways of acknowledging the work of others: