Avoidance of Academic Offenses
Definition of Plagiarism from Policy #71: “...the
act of presenting the ideas, words, or other intellectual property
of another as one's own. The use of other people's work must be
properly acknowledged and referenced in all written material....Use
of [source material] without complete and unambiguous acknowledgment...is
an offense under this policy.”
All students registered in courses at the University of Waterloo
and its Federal University and Affiliated Colleges are expected
to know what constitutes academic integrity, to avoid committing
academic offenses, and to take responsibility for their actions.
Students who are unsure whether an action constitutes an offense,
or who need help in learning how to avoid offenses (e.g. plagiarism,
cheating), or about “rules” for group work/collaboration
should seek guidance from the course professor, TA, academic advisor,
or appropriate St. Jerome’s Department Chair, or ultimately
the Appeals Officer (currently the Associate Dean) for St. Jerome’s
University. For information on categories of offenses and types
of penalties, students should refer to Policy #71, Student Academic
Students who believe that they have been wrongfully or unjustly
penalized have the right to grieve in accord with Policy #70,
Student Grievance, www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy70.htm.
Please visit the UW Faculty of Arts Website,
How to Avoid Plagiarism and Other Written Offenses: A Guide for
Students and Instructors, at http://watarts.uwaterloo.ca/~sager/plagiarism.html
for more information. If you have questions or concerns regarding
plagiarism, please feel free to ask the instructor for clarification.
Otherwise, the instructor will pursue cases of academic misconduct
to the full extent of the university’s regulations.