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Preventing Student Plagiarism: A Guide for Faculty

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 in the University of Cincinnati Student Code of Conduct.

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

Plagiarism Definition from the UC Code of Conduct

The UC Student Code of Conduct defines plagiarism as follows:

  • Submitting another’s published or unpublished work in whole, in part or in paraphrase, as one’s own without fully and properly crediting the author with footnotes, quotation marks, citations, or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

ChatGPT and Generative AI

The recently revised UC Student Code of Conduct lists "unauthorized use of artificial intelligence" as a form of academic misconduct under "Cheating" (p.10).

Use your syllabi to communicate whether and how generative AI tools can be used in your courses. Find links to sample syllabus statements in Resources on Generative AI and ChatGPT.

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