It is expected that a student in the Graduate School will abstain from plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism and cheating are serious breaches of academic conduct and may result in permanent dismissal. Each student is advised to become familiar with the various forms of academic dishonesty as explained in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. A plea of ignorance is not acceptable as a defense against the charge of academic dishonesty.
Instructors may use a range of strategies (including plagiarism-prevention services at the university) to compare student works with private and public information resources in order to identify possible plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Comparisons of student works will often require submitting a copy of the original work to the plagiarism-prevention service. The service may retain that copy in some circumstances.
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