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Preventing Student Plagiarism: A Guide for Faculty   Tags: citation, cite, detetct, ethics, integrity, plagiarism, plagiarize, prevent  

Last Updated: May 27, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Academic Integrity at the University of Cincinnati

In pursuit of its teaching, learning and research goals, the University of Cincinnati holds its students, faculty and administrators to the highest ethical standards defined by The Center for Academic Integrity as “a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility”.  Although not all students are subject to a college honor code or pledge, every student is bound by the academic misconduct provisions of this code enforced to assure academic integrity. 

The purpose of this Guide is to provide tips on prevention and detection of student plagiarism with a strong emphasis on prevention.



Plagiarism Definition from the UC Code of Conduct

The UC Student Code of Conduct defines plagiarism as:

  • Submitting another’s published or unpublished work in whole, in part or in paraphrase, as one’s own without fully and properly crediting the author with footnotes, quotation marks, citations, or bibliographic references.
  • Submitting as one’s own original work, material obtained from an individual, agency, or the internet without reference to the person, agency or webpage as the source of the material.
  • Submitting as one’s own original work material that has been produced through unacknowledged collaboration with others without release in writing from collaborators
  • Submitting one’s own previously written or oral work without modification and instructor permission.


What Is in This Guide

Plagiarism prevention tips: ideas for assignments and activities, links to tutorials on plagairism awareness and prevention.

Library and online resources: featured resources on plagairism awareness and prevention.

SafeAssign: information about the plagiarism prevention service offered by Blackboard.

Plagiarism detection tips: tell-tale signs of plagiarized papers, tools and and strategies for detecting sources of plagiarised papers.

Taking action: links to the information and documentation at the Ofiice of Judicial Affairs.


Comments? Questions?

Please direct your comments, questions, and suggestions about this guide to
Olga Hart (, 556-1850)


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