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  1. 1. Plagiarism    
  2. 2. What is the definition of Plagiarism? <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work. </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3.   SJRCC Policies on Plagiarism <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   Acts of dishonesty are prohibited. Acts of dishonesty include but are not limited to: cheating, plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty, furnishing false information t o any College official, faculty member, or office; forgery, alternation or misuse of any College document, record, or instrument of identification; tampering with the election of any College recognized </li></ul><ul><li>student organization. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Academic Integrity <ul><li>SJRCC POLICY ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY </li></ul><ul><li>The pursuit of scholarly activity, free from dishonesty, fraud, or deception, is essential to the mission of the college and to the full exercise of academic freedom. Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of information or citations, and other forms of unethical conduct compromise the quality of education and will not be tolerated. Infractions may result in penalties or sanctions beyond those imposed by an individual faculty member. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. News on Plagiarism 2009 <ul><li>White House assistant admits plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Posted: 03:25 PM ET </li></ul><ul><li>WASHINGTON (CNN) — A senior White House official has admitted copying large sections of an essay he wrote for a newspaper in Fort Wayne, Indiana. </li></ul><ul><li>In an e-mail to The News-Sentinel, Tim Goeglein, special assistant to the president and deputy director of public liaison, apologizes, saying, “It is true. I am entirely at fault. It was wrong of me. There are no excuses.” </li></ul><ul><li>The White House press office provided the e-mail to CNN. Spokeswoman Emily Lawrimore said the White House was made aware of Goeglein’s column and actions Friday morning. She would not speculate on what steps might be taken. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. News on Plagiarism cont., <ul><li>A President Retires, and Plagiarism Probe Ends January 2009                                          </li></ul><ul><li>When the president of the University of Texas-Pan American announced her retirement on Tuesday, something else was retired too: an investigation into allegations that her dissertation contained dozens of instances of plagiarism. </li></ul><ul><li>In her announcement, Blandina (Bambi) Cárdenas made no direct reference to the plagiarism allegations. “The pressures of the last several months have seriously taxed my health and well-being and impaired my ability to lead the university with the intensity and focus I believe necessary. It is time for me to move on,” she said. </li></ul><ul><li>Cárdenas, president at Pan American for four and a half years, has had heart surgery and she referred in a longer letter to the campus to her need “to take greater care of this somewhat battered, mended heart.” She will leave office at the end of the month.Her presidency, however, has also been battered by embarrassing allegations of plagiarism – allegations that will now not be investigated. In October, packets were sent to several reporters in Texas and also to University of Texas officials, charging that there were numerous examples of plagiarism in the dissertation that earned Cárdenas her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It was never clear who produced the packets, although notes attached said that they came from anonymous faculty members at Pan American. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Personal Notes <ul><li>It is clear that Plagiarism is very serious for anyone comitting the crime.  Even some of the highest level of employees and personell do this.  It is also clear to me that you will be investigated and charged if found guilty.  It seems to me that one would rather be honest and do the work themselves so they would know the level of their own achievement, rather than that of someone else. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Links and References <ul><li>www.dictionary.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>www. sjrcc.edu /studentrights.responsibilities.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/.../white-house-assistant-admits- plagiarism / </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>www.insidehighered.com/news/ 2009 /01/21/utpa </li></ul>

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