Academic Integrity


Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in this course. Academic dishonesty includes all types of cheating and plagiarism, whether the result of dishonorable intentions or sloppy scholarship. “In an institution of higher learning, plagiarism is a serious breach of academic trust. For purposes of the Mills Honor Code, plagiarism is defined as intentionally or knowingly using someone else’s ideas, words, and/or thoughts without giving proper credit to the source. All work for which another source is not cited is assumed to be that of the writer. Material taken from another source must be cited by footnotes or by other means, as determined by the assigning faculty member” (Mills Honor Code, Mills College Student Handbook).

References must appear in the text of ANYTHING you submit for the instructor or your classmates to read when ideas, facts, or language come from a source other than your thinking. You must cite sources both to give credit where it is due and to establish provenance of the material to vouch for its validity.

You are responsible for learning how to reference and cite webpages, Wikipedia, online videos, television documentaries, journal articles, newspaper articles and books. Ignorance of how to properly cite something does NOT relieve you of the responsibility to cite sources.

See Also
Academic Integrity Resources
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