Many students have heard the classic definition, that it's using someone else's work without citing the source. Plagiarism can take other forms, however, including:
It does not matter whether you intended to plagiarize or whether the plagiarism occurred unintentionally; ignorance of the rules of correct citation is not an acceptable excuse for plagiarism.
We'll be covering the College's academic honesty and plagiarism policies.
A simple explanation of academic honesty can be found in one of the books in the Gingrich Library, Doing Honest Work in College. The author, Charles Lipson, states that academic honesty boils down to three simple but powerful principles and lists them as follows:
A Magical Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism explains the when and how to cite.
For a review of the college's Academic Honesty and Plagiarism policies, see the Gingrich Guide section here.
Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty can subject a student to both academic discipline and disciplinary action.