12. Plagiarism

August 18, 2013

12.       Plagiarism

The CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity and the John Jay College Policy on Academic Integrity apply to the project submissions in this course. The John Jay policy describes plagiarism as follows:

Plagiarism is the act of presenting another person’s ideas, research or writings as your own. The following are some examples of plagiarism, but by no means is it an exhaustive list:

  • Copying another person’s actual words without the use of quotation marks and footnotes
    attributing the words to their source.
  • Presenting another person’s ideas or theories in your own words without acknowledging the
  • Using information that is not common knowledge without acknowledging the source.
  • Failing to acknowledge collaborators on homework and laboratory assignments.
  • Internet plagiarism includes submitting downloaded term papers or parts of term papers,
    paraphrasing or copying information from the Internet without citing the source, and “cutting and pasting” from various sources without proper attribution.

The primary memorandum must be submitted by the student to the college’s Turnitin.com service, at the same time that the memorandum is submitted for grading. For PAD 771, the Turnitin settings will permit a student to independently submit the memorandum more than once to assure that inadvertant plagiarism is not inaccurately detected.

In the Capstone Seminar, it is permitted to use your own work from previous courses. For example, you may use a literature review that you previously developed for a term paper in another course. However, if the work is from a course you are currently enrolled in, be sure you have permission from the professor in the other course.

Cases of suspected plagiarism in capstone projects submitted for grading, the faculty member will follow the reporting procedure in the John Jay College Policy on Academic Integrity.