last update: 22 February 2008

See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evilAs you know, the University expects that students will submit their own original work and properly cite sources for their ideas.  I am sure that you intend to do this. This includes properly citing not only direct and indirect quotations, but also any ideas you learn from other sources—the Bible, web pages, handouts, class notes, and ideas from other students—even if you later learn that these ideas are considered "common knowledge" in the field.

This means that you use citations whenever you repeat the content of course readings or ANY other document, in print or on-line, that you yourself did not write. Even if you are paraphrasing the material, indirect quotations still require citations. Quoting class lecture material requires a citation. Quoting another student (who did not co-author the assignment with you) requires a citation. Repeating something you learned from a roommate requires a citation. Repeating something you learned from a different small group during a class discussion requires a citation. Got the idea? Whenever you express an idea that was not your own original thought, it requires a citation—yes, in essays, quizzes, PowerPoints, presentation handouts, even small group worksheets done in class. If this sounds anal, you've got the picture. "When in doubt, write it out."

Be careful about how you do your work, e.g.,

I am glad to work with anyone who needs clarification of this. See here for the complete policy as published by the Administration in summer 2007. You also may consult the appropriate section of the JCU Community Standards Manual for further information.The minimum penalty for a violation of academic integrity is dismissal from the course, filing of a notice with the Academic Dean's Office, and a final course grade of "F." Students who fail because of Academic Dishonesty cannot avoid the penalty by withdrawing from the class. Be aware that a second offense during a student's university career makes him/her subject to suspension or even expulsion from the University. If you are not sure how seriously this policy is taken, ask those from previous semesters who have chosen to test it.