ONGOING UPDATES - page last updated 8/1/17

 

COMMUNICATION  DEPARTMENT  POLICY  ON  ACADEMIC HONESTY  {adopted Spring 2017}

EXAMPLES OF PLAGIARISM/ACADEMIC DISHONESTY  ( i.e. how will I know if I've done it?}

EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS PARTICULAR CLASS

CONSEQUENCES
 
 

The following statement was created with reference to majors in the College of Communication and the Arts which includes the Communication program; however, its principles and standards  apply to all students enrolled in communication courses. 
 
 

      Honesty, responsibility and ethical conduct are absolutely essential for the study of communication. The College of Communication and the Arts considers any form of cheating or plagiarism to be diametrically opposed to what we stand for. We will not allow cheaters to enter the media with the credentials of a degree in communication from Seton Hall. The following policy is in keeping with University policy and may be enforced by any communication faculty member as he or she sees fit. 

"Cheating and plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated in any Communication and the Arts course and will be dealt with severely. Cheating on any test, paper, or other project will result, at the discretion of the instructor, result in failure for that assignment, no-credit [ zero] for that assignment, failure for the course, and/or further disciplinary action at the program, College, and/or University levels. Such further action may include expulsion from the College of Communication and the Arts after review.  

The College of Communication and the Arts' policy defines academic dishonesty as including, "but not limited to, cheating on tests and other course assignments and providing or receiving information without acknowledging the source. Cheating by plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, copying of text or research assignments, using another person's papers, research or assignments without citation, and representing work as the student's own, which is, in actuality, another's work."

Web material which is not fully credited is considered plagiarized. 

 

 

 

 

 
The following statements are taken from the policies of the College of Arts & Sciences.  

"The College of Arts & Sciences' policy defines academic dishonesty as including, "but not [being] limited to, cheating on tests and other course assignments and providing or receiving information without acknowledging the source. Cheating by plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, copying of text or research assignments, using another person's papers, research or assignments without citation, and representing work as the student's own, which is, in actuality, another's work."

"Students are especially warned to make full and complete citations if all material taken from the Web. Web material which is not fully credited is considered plagiarized.   The College of Arts & Sciences' policy says: "Record of failure of a course because of cheating or plagiarism will be kept on file by the Dean's Office. Subsequent cheating or plagiarism will result in a recommendation of expulsion from the University."
 

Instructors may set per-course policies in the area of academic honesty by stating such policies clearly on the syllabus handed out in the first week of classes. Such per-course policies will take precedence over the policies stated herein.
 

 EXAMPLES OF PLAGIARISM/ACADEMIC DISHONESTY  ( i.e. how will I know if I've done it?}

refer to the linked document: Citing Sources

 


  EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS PARTICULAR CLASS
 

This course includes both oral & written presentation of material and  all of the above items apply to both formats.  In other words ALL researched work-- written oral--must accurately cite the sources of information, theories, opinions, specialized data, etc. 

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Oral Citations should use the format studied in your COST1500/1600 class.

Written Citations/Bibliographies should utilize either the APA or the MLA style sheet. The Chicago Manual of Style is also acceptable.

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Citations of items found on the Internet require special handling. Follow the style sheet guidelines, but,  at the very least, remember that Internet source citations must list the  [1] URL, [2] the Title of the particular  Webpage you used, [3]the Date that you accessed the page & [4] (If available) the last date that the page itself was updated. 
 

Additional minimum citation guidelines from this professor can be found at Citing Sources

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If you are found to have plagiarized a paper or presentation ( either in whole or in part) you will fail the course.

 
 
 

CONSEQUENCES

 

The College of Communication and the Arts'  policy says: "Record of failure of a course because of cheating or plagiarism will be kept on file by the Dean's Office. Subsequent cheating or plagiarism will result in a recommendation of expulsion from the University. 

The College of Arts  Sciences ' policy mandates that a course failure resulting from plagiarism cannot be erased by withdrawing from the course. Such failure remains on your transcript.