Plagiarism : Oh-no

Plagiarism is stealing or passing off some one else's ideas as you own.


DCAD's Academic Integrity Policy

The Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) requires students to adhere to guidelines for academic integrity. Students must follow federal law regarding copyright and fair use. Students must acknowledge and respect the work of other creators as they develop their own voices, and they must accurately represent their own work. Academic dishonesty is the use of deception in any way that results in evidence of academic responsibilities; it includes, but is not limited to, violation of copyright, plagiarism, cheating, and misrepresentation. Copyright is using or distributing copyrighted material without authorization and/or violation of the doctrine of fair use as defined by the Higher Education Opportunity Act, see Copyright for Higher Education or US Copyright Office. Cheating is attempting to copy, force or otherwise gain information from another or from a prohibited source, with the intention of circumventing the academic testing process. Plagiarism is the reproduction of another’s visual, verbal or written material without proper citation and with the intent to deceive. In the written form this includes, but is not limited to, verbatim copying or substantial paraphrasing, and presenting as your own the work of someone else. Misrepresentation is submitting work done by another as one’s own or submitting work done at a previous time as new.