Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: Any cheating or serious plagiarism violations with respect to assignments and/or exams (etc) will result in an automatic grade of ‘0’ on that particular assignment or exam. Your instructor takes plagiarism and academic honesty very seriously. Students are responsible for knowing the policies on plagiarism. To help you avoid plagiarism, here are some examples of “What NOT to do”: Serious plagiarism violations warranting a possible class failure and/or report to the university: •Purchasing and submitting a paper from the internet •Using an assignment that has already previously been submitted. (i.e. from another student, or from a previous class you’ve taken, even if it your own work) •Copying from a source without using quotations (even if you change a few words) Moderate plagiarism violations warranting a possible assignment failure: •More than 25% of an assignment is in quotations and properly cited •More than 50% of an assignment is not in your own words •Copying from a source without using quotations and changing many words Minor plagiarism violations warranting a possible assignment failure or lower grade: •Using information from a source in your own words and not citing the source •Improper citation of sources (i.e. wrong source, missing/untraceable citation information)
MCPHS/LIB120/ 6 Students must abide by the Academic Policies and Procedures set forth in the MCPHS College Catalog. Important information regarding Excused/Documented Absence Approval, Disability Support Services for students, Academic Honesty and Plagiarism and other academic policies is set forth in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the MCPHS Catalog. . Students must read, understand, and comply with all of these policies and procedures. Other Notes: Please do not add your instructor to any social media contact lists. No student should expect to receive: •Special consideration for undocumented absences; •Extensions on due dates, in the absence of a corresponding documented absence; •Extra credit work to make up for poor performance on assigned work; •Modification of grading policies to improve the student’s grade; •A change in grade to address concerns regarding: •Progression in the student’s program; •Admission to an academic program; •Maintenance of student visa status; maintenance or improvement of scholarship status; •Expectations of the student or the student’s family. Repercussions for students behaving badly: 1.A student who violates the Code of Conduct, as designated in the MCPHS Student Handbook, will be referred to the Dean of Students Office. All cases will be handled as per the policies and procedures outline in the Handbook.