Plagiarism Policies at University of Southern California
If the behavior is not serious, it will be punished and the school will inform the criticism. If the behavior is serious, a bachelor’s degree will be cancelled, and only a graduation certificate will be obtained.(Only have a bachelor’s in America will not be allow to have Master’s and doctor’s degree at all the universities in the world.And most of the companies don’t allow you enter.)If the behavior is very serious, it will be fired directly and will never enter the school.
Plagiarism Policy at Stanford University
In the American universities, they always be seriously dealt with plagiarism policy. Every university protect copyright for each of the students test, homework.So most of universities formulate honor codes.If students break that rules, they will be punished.For example, in Stanford University, if students break the honor codes:First times, the teachers will give a disciplinary warning or reprimand.That means you are breaking rules, if you do it again, you will be punished;Second times, the student have to make amends to the student that he copy.And then student will have disciplinary probation:Third times, the university will give that student a suspension in written form, that means you made a big mistakes, you need a suspension for a long time.Also, when the teachers will punish student, they must think about these situation:First, severity of cheating, is it really serious or not; Second, this is the students first times or more than one.
in Michigan State University
First,the plagiarism is copying others’ homework,text,idea and passing the copied material as your own work.In this school the “plagiarism” is divided into three kinds:
1. Accidental or Unintentional
And if any students plagiarize they will be presented as his or her own work,and the aiding and abetting of a student in any dishonesty is likewise held to be a grave breach of discipline.
The researching of plagiarism
Nowadays, the plagiarism always happen in the schools. Lots of students copy others homework essay or what else. This is a bad behavior. Plagiarism is means copy others ideas or speech. If most of the articles are not written by our own, it just copied on the web without their own ideas, and the content of a article almost same with the web and do not have any source or quote. That is plagiarism. But we can fair use. Likely Transformative expression Educational scholarly or non-profit. If we did not follow this rule, this course is recorded as zero is the lightest punishment, the general situation is directly expelled or suspended. And in the America, if a serious plagiarism theft occurs in a formal academic paper, the person will be expelled from the academic community. So we should take care of this question.
About the academic dishonesty
Now have many people are talking about the academic dishonesty. So should what is that? And should we do that? I think academic dishonesty is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise. Academic dishonesty has been documented in every type of educational setting from elementary school to graduate school. Throughout history this type of dishonesty has been met with varying degrees of approbation. And we can’t do that kind of things. And we also can’t do the copyright infringement. People need the academic integrity. So what the fair of rules can we follow? I think their are few point. First, people can only use others work for transformative expression and non-profit. And people can only use some work that is published or work is factual or non-fiction. Students can’t use others work when the work being used. And also don’t effect the market value of the copyrighted work.
The policy of California College of the Art
It`s a really important and serious thing for them. They will first make sure that some student is copying others work with check the network and when they are looking for if the student is copying, they will first block their IP address and have a meeting with the user to ask if something has been downloaded or shared without permission. When they are already sure about the user using something without permission, for the First time`s Offenses, CCA state that, “we require the user to read the Acceptable Use of Campus Technology and to review information about the DMCA statute and copyright regulations; require the user to submit a statement: confirming the copyright infringement, acknowledging violation of the Computer User Agreement and promising not to repeat this behavior; then block their Internet access for the user’s IP address for until above action is taken; If the user denies using the copyrighted material without permission, we require the user to submit a statement denying the copyright infringement claim and restore Internet access for the user’s IP address. If the user is an employee, alumni or guest of the college, alternative or additional actions may be taken at the discretion of the Chief Information Officer.” That`s not funny for anybody, and if the some students use others work without permission, they will be in more trouble. After that, they will get the pre-litigation letter. That`s the worst.
Plagiarism in UCLA
For the plagiarism, the information I research on internet is a behavior that copy someone’s work ideal without other’s allow. The plagiarism also have a name: called academic dishonesty. For this kind of academic problem, the different school have different solution. Such as UCLA, the university, they use a format to stipulation the academic dishonesty. Like how to define the work qualify as fair use, about the scholarship or the transformative expression or something else, and what the work protected by the copyright, and some examples like temperature data or concept of a story, book title or something else.
Plagiarism Rules at American Universities
Now, plagiarism already became common policy. Lots of student copy others’ homework or copy online, because they want to save time or they are very lazy. They do not want do homework. Plagiarism is a serious policy, and we should not copy homework. If you copy others’ homework, you won’t use your brain when you are copying. We will shorten our time with thinking, therefore it is bad for you. Furthermore, you can’t improve yourself, that means you are wasting time in the classes. If you don’t have any classes and copy others’ homework you also can graduate, and this is your choice, then you should be responsible for yourself, because this is your life. We study in Pegasus means we should learn not to cheat at all. It is considered that the plagiarism is a mundane type of policy which is widely used by nice colleges and high schools. In that case, we should be honest and be responsible for ourselves.
Plagiarism is presenting someone else’ s work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition. And the universities’ rules for this always be really strict, but different universities have different plans to deal with the students who break the plagiarism rules.
Some universities hate the plagiarism very much, they will make strict rules and heavy punishments for them. For example, after my research, and I found Kent State University. Which was really serious about plagiarism behaviors. Firstly, the teachers or professors will send you a message to tell you that you may had been found by someone else you had cheated. That is to give you an opportunity to explain. Then you can choose to write a letter about disagree or confirm you actually did. If they had confirmed you actually cheated, there will may happen three things, (a) refuse to accept the credits for that assignment, (b) give an zero to the student for that assignments, and (c) fail the student for the entire class. Any of these will influence that student’s course.
Other universities they also have rules for being plagiarism, but it was not that strict. For example the Oxford University. If the school had caught the Oxford students were cheating, they will make online courses for them, rather than give them heavy punishments like what Kent State did. Because they believe that they did that must for some their reasons, so we should not punish them. Their goal is to avoid these things, to providing them online course is a good way to solving this problem base on their research. However, they still will teach them and let them remember the importance of do not plagiarism. No matter it’s book, article, images, or videos, the owners owned their rights. Even included the words data or paper wrote by students, or lectures.
So in sum, although schools all have their way to deal with cheated students, but they all confirmed on idea: behavior like plagiarism is totally wrong and illegal.