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Plagiarism & Information Ethics  

Funded by the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership, this guide provides real tools for faculty to create their own anti-plagiarism modules.
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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CSULB plagiarism & cheating policy

  • CSULB on Plagiarism and Cheating
    "It is the policy of the faculty and administration to deal effectively with the student who practices cheating or plagiarism. These acts are fundamentally destructive of the process of education and the confident evaluation of a student's mastery over a subject. A University maintains respect and functions successfully within the larger community when its reputation is built on honesty. By the same token, each student benefits in helping to maintain the integrity of the University. This policy, therefore, provides for a variety of faculty actions including those which may lead to the assignment of a failing grade for a course and for administrative actions which may lead to dismissal from the University. This document is written with the intent to support the traditional values that students are on their honor to perform their academic duties in an ethical manner."


Plagarisim is evil.  It is theft.  Is is dishonest and it is patently wrong.

Most students will agree with that statement in theory, but agreeing with that statement in practice is another matter entirely.

Using information in an ethical way is a priority at CSULB.  Communicating the nuances of information eithics to students in the age of digital information can be quite taxing.  The devil is truly in the details.  Making students understand not only the mechanics of avoiding plagarism but the philisophy of why plagairism is bad is labor intensive and frustrating.

This guide seeks to assist.  By providing actual content to share with students, faculty can create their own information ethics module that can be easily used and incorporated into their classroom pedagogy.

Feel free to browse the site and use the information at will!


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