Music and motion picture industries are deeply concerned about copyright infringement that is occuring through the use of peer-to-peer file sharing software on many computer networks, including those on college and university campuses. Digital file sharing technology has made it easier to make and share a large number of unauthorized copies of creative works without regard to or consideration of the rights of copyright owners.
It is illegal to reproduce or disseminate copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright owner.
Shawnee College fully supports the copyright laws of the United States.
Plagiarism – Representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise. Plagiarism is stealing ideas or creations from others and taking credit for that work as if it were your creation. If you need assistance or further clarification about plagiarism, please contact the Shawnee Community College Library or the Student Success Center.
Types of Plagiarism:
- Turning in someone else’s work as your own
- Copying words, ideas, statistics, phrases, music or artwork from someone else without giving credit through use of quotation marks or correct citation
- Paraphrasing someone else’s ideas does not make the idea yours. The idea is still borrowed, so if you do not cite the source of the idea, then it is plagiarism.
- Supplying false citation information for sources even if you cite sources, they cannot make up the majority of your work (Unless otherwise stated by the instructor, original work is required)
- Turning in the same work for more than one course without the permission of both instructors
- First Offense: Require the student to rewrite the paper with a reduction of 20% in final grade for the paper. Student is reported to the Vice-President of Instruction. The student will receive a written warning that future plagiarism offenses will result in a grade of zero for the assignment.
- Second Offense: A grade of zero for the assignment and the student is reported to the Vice-President of Instructional Services. The student will receive a written warning that future offenses will result in a grade of F for the class in which the offense occurs. The student will be required to attend a remediation session led by the college librarian.
- Third Offense: The student will receive a grade of F for the class in which the offense occurs and will be required to meet with the Vice-President of Instructional Services. The student will receive a written warning that future offenses will result in a failing grade in the class in which the offense occurs and suspension from the college.
- Fourth Offense: The student will receive a grade of F for the class in which the offense occurs and be suspended from the college for the remainder of the semester.
The student will have the right each time (as they do in all disciplinary matters) to use the grievance procedure if they disagree with the decision of the instructor or administration.