At KPU, the same high standards of academic integrity that are central to all research and scholarship are expected from students in their coursework. Any form of cheating is a serious offense that comes with disciplinary consequences: see KPU's Policy ST2, entitled Student Academic Integrity Policy. The related Procedures for Dealing with Academic Integrity Violations offer the following definition of cheating and plagiarism:
"an act of deception by which a Student misrepresents that he/she or others have mastered information for an Academic Assessment that the Student or others have not mastered."
Some examples of cheating and plagiarism are:
This tutorial should be viewable on most newer devices, including PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones. Should you have issues accessing or viewing it on your own device, please come to the library to take the tutorial on a library computer.
If you successfully complete all 3 parts of the tutorial, you will be awarded a digital badge that will be displayed on your Moodle profile. Please note that it may take up to 20 minutes for the badge to be displayed.
Instructors who have a Moodle site will be able to click on your badge and view a description and details of what you have accomplished. It will serve as proof of completion so you will not be required to repeat the tutorial in other classes. Should your instructor not have a Moodle site, save and email the badge details page to your instructor. This is how your digital badge looks like:
What if I do not complete a part successfully? You can redo each part as many times as you need to get the required percentage to pass. Make sure that you click the small box that says "Start a new attempt" before you click enter for another try (if you do not click the box, you will not be able to do the quiz again).
How do I access the tutorial? You will need to enroll in the "Plagiarism Awareness" course in Moodle. To do so, click on the link below and log in with your student ID and password. It will then ask you to enroll.
Properly citing sources is an essential component of academic research. Original ideas or concepts are considered to be a person's property. If you do not cite a source, you do not acknowledge the creator's rights and therefore commit intellectual theft.
At KPU, academic consequences for plagiarism range from a grade of zero for the paper to a failing grade in the respective course and even to suspension or expulsion from the university.
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