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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Policies and rules of academic integrity and plagiarism, and tips on avoiding plagiarism by citing your sources, etc.

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity, according to the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), is making choices in your academic life and work that reflect six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. These values relate to your use of ideas, knowledge, and information into all your academic work- assignments, papers, research projects, and presentations.

For a detailed explanation of these fundamental values, consult  The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity.

Policies & Rules

Rules of Academic Integrity

  • Know your rights — Do not let other students in your class diminish the value of your achievement by taking unfair advantage.
  • Acknowledge your sources — Whenever you use words or ideas of others when writing a paper,  cite your source.
  • Protect your work — You are the only one who should receive credit for what you know.
  • Avoid suspicion — Do not put yourself in a position where you can be suspected of having copied another person’s work or having used unauthorized notes in an examination.
  • Do your work—The purpose of assignments is to develop your skills and measure your progress. Letting someone else do your work may lead to serious charges against you.
  • Never falsify a record or permit another person to do so — Academic records are regularly audited, and students whose grades have been altered put their entire transcript at risk.
  • Never fabricate data, citations, or experimental results.
  • Always tell the truth when discussing your work with your instructor.

Academic Integrity at Florida Tech

Familiarize yourself with Florida Tech policies on Academic Integrity with the following documents:

Academic Integrity is the foundation of your success as a student as well as a professional.