Because of the constant spectre of
plagiarism, most schools have adopted an official policy on plagiarism,
including appropriate punishments as well as a codify standard for appeals
if a person accused feels that they have been judged unfairly. Many
of these policies are available online for study. Below are a few
links to some policies that have been established across the country and
around the world.
of Northern Colorado - UNCO has an entire section of their website
devoted to their plagiarism policy, including their formal definition of
it, how to identify it, and a page dedicated to related links. It
also includes contact information for the person who maintains the site.
of Illinois - The University of Illinois dedicates a rather lengthy
page to a full write-up of their policy concerning plagiarism. Be
warned, this is fairly dry reading.
Kentucky University - The plagiarism policy of our own alma mater.
The only real difference here is that they insist on calling it an 'Honor
Code' at our school.
College - This is a Canadian college included their plagiarism policy
in their rules concerning cheating in general. They lay out the exact
procedure for dealing with the problem, as well as appeals information.
of Alabama - UA includes their policy on falsification of data with
their plagiarism policy. It's very much a no nonsense site with a
clearly defined set of rules for the school.