Academic integrity, student cheating and plagiarism are concerns of the utmost importance to university faculty, administrators, writing center and tutoring staff, librarians and academic advisors. The short, straightforward definitions of academic integrity and plagarism are meant to assist persons interested in understanding more about these issues.
Most sources define academic integrity (or academic honesty) as the foundation for academic life. It is the manner in which you behave in an academic environment when you do research, writing a paper or creating a project. The fundamental five values in this academic process are honesty, trust, respect, fairness and responsibility. Academic integrity is the commitment to live by these values. Plagiarism is an aspect of academic integrity in that using another's ideas, words, theories, illustrations or graphics, opinions or facts without giving credit is dishonest. Plagiarism:
To use, steal or represent the ideas, words or products of another as your own ideas, words or products. Use of someone else's ideas, words or products without giving credit to the author or originator is considered plagiarism.
When using or quoting word for word the words of another person it must be acknowledged. Summarizing or paraphrasing the words or ideas of another without giving that person credit is also plagiarism.
The Plagiarism Awareness (ASU Library) and Academic Integrity tutorials will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to be cite your sources. Academic Integrity includes a game that tests your knowledge.