Faculty & Staff - Faculty Development Committee
Definition of Plagiarism (from the Viterbo University Student Planner and Handbook)
“Plagiarism includes but may not be limited to the intentional use of another person’s work, words, or ideas as your own without acknowledging the source in order to gain improperly from the use of the source. Some ideas have such wide currency that all may use them freely; some words (clichés and proverbs) are public property. However, when a writer intentionally borrows from another, that borrowing must be acknowledged in an internal reference, indicating the source (author and title, as fitting) and following the appropriate conventions for such citations, as stipulated by the authoritative body of scholarship within a discipline of study.”
See the section on “Academic Honesty” in the Student Planner and Handbook for examples of cheating, plagiarism, and falsification. See also the penalties for academic dishonesty and the student’s rights of due process if he or she is accused of academic dishonesty.
Some Helpful Plagiarism Resources on the Web
What Is Plagiarism and How to Recognize and Avoid It
Plagiarism sites for individual disciplines