Department of History Academic Honesty Policy

The Department of History does not tolerate violations of the university's academic honesty policy and all instructors will report and pursue all such cases according to the procedures outlined in the Tiger Cub. Students are required to know what these policies and procedures are and to know what constitutes academic dishonesty. This includes, but is not limited to plagiarism, falsified citations, cheating on exams, unauthorized collaboration with other students, multiple submissions, and fraudulent medical excuses.

Plagiarism is using someone else's work without credit. It includes ideas, phrases, papers, reports, charts, diagrams, and computer and other data copied directly or paraphrased that are not your own. More specifically, plagiarism is:

- submitting a paper or other work that was wholly or partially written by someone else, regardless of the relationship;

- submitting a paper or other work that the student did not write but that was obtained from files or other sources on or off campus;

- submitting a paper or other work that was wholly or partially obtained from the Internet or the World Wide Web or from other sources that supply papers of this sort;

- submitting as their own work a paper or parts of a paper copied or paraphrased from other sources; and simply rearranging passages and making slight changes or additions in wording.

Note that intent is not an issue with plagiarism. Accidentally submitting written material as your own that comes from someone or somewhere else is not an excuse. Sources for written material, whether paraphrased or quoted, must be cited.

Falsified citations are those where the cited material cannot be found in the book, article, or other source. Claims that this was done accidentally do not constitute an excuse.

Cheating on an exam includes copying from others' exams, otherwise giving or receiving aid during an exam, obtaining copies of exams, using such copies in the exam, using electronic or other aids during an exam, taking an exam for another student, or any other means of deception.

Unauthorized collaboration includes working with or receiving assistance from others on graded or other assignments without the specific permission of the instructor. Study groups and collaborative work are generally encouraged, but the end results must reflect the work of the individual student. When in doubt about collaboration, ask the instructor.

Multiple submissions are when a student completes a paper or other assignment for a course and submits it to fulfill the requirements for another course.

Fraudulent medical excuses include but are not limited to forged signatures, times, diagnoses, and prescriptions.

For more information

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Matt Malczycki

Matt Malczycki

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Thach 306B
(334) 844-7638
Office Hours: By appointment only

Last Updated: March 05, 2016