Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism
The enormous amount of information available electronically today has
contributed to the startling rise in plagiarism on college campuses.
Through University-wide training sessions, the Library is committed to
"Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism" for faculty and students alike.
Faculty seminars are designed to update fellow faculty members on ways
to identify plagiarism and to assist in preventing it by providing faculty with
tips on constructing coursework and assignments to help alleviate this growing
phenomenon. Workshops for students are geared to create awareness and
enlighten students on the issue of plagiarism.
is a new component of LIU's Blackboard
course management system. It
compares submitted student papers against a database of websites,
journal articles, and other student papers to determine which passages, if any,
have been plagiarized and from which sources.
Faculty may contact Tricia Hinchman in the
Information Technology Resource Center
for more information on this plagiarism module.
LIU Post Policies
See also the
Post Academic Conduct Site
Academic Conduct (Student Handbook 2012-2013, p.40)
"LIU Post is committed to the advancement of learning and service to society. Its
educational mission reflects a commitment to intellectual rigor, social justice, and an
active engagement of contemporary issues. Working together as a community, students, faculty,
and administrators help foster a campus atmosphere that advances the mission of the campus.
"The principles of the Post mission statement challenge students to strive for excellence,
to become men and women in service to others, to integrate curricular and co-curricular learning,
to develop talents through discovery and reflection, and to be concerned for the welfare of each
person. To achieve these ideals, all students are expected to contribute, through their words,
actions, and commitments, to the development and sustenance of an academic community characterized
by respect, honesty, originality, and fairness. These characteristics are essential to ensure the
rights and privileges of all students and faculty to preserve the academic integrity of our
"The following standards of academic conduct are designed to foster the highest ideals of
academic integrity. These standards, or set of responsibilities, are intended to clarify expectations
for students and instructors. Listed after each one is a description of activities that violate that
standard. Adherence to these standards by all members of the campus community promotes excellence
in teaching and learning."
Academic Conduct (Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-2013, p.17)
"Students are accountable for adhering to all
regulations in the LIU Post Student Handbook.
- "Academic Conduct Standards
- Academic Respect for the Work of Others
- Academic Self-Respect
- Academic Honesty
- Academic Originality
- Academic Fairness"
Academic Irregularities (Graduate Bulletin 2012-2013, p.13-14)
"In cases of academic irregularities or
dishonesty in examinations or class work,
responsibility for disciplinary action is governed
by the faculty policy contained in the Academic
and cheating are not only serious violations of the
rules, but also may reflect adversely on the
student's reputation as well as on the reputation of
the Campus. Faculty, administrators and the
student body share responsibility for academic
integrity. A student in violation of accepted
academic procedures may be subject to
disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion
from the Campus. Faculty members will report to
the Academic Dean any case of irregular or
dishonest behavior that occurs in the class or in his
or her observation. Students may likewise make
such a report to the faculty member or dean. The
Academic Dean will decide what disposition is to
be made of the charges. Requests for appeals may
be made to the Student/Faculty Appeals Board.
"In the case of a minor infraction that is the
student's first disciplinary offense, the Dean may
authorize the faculty member to dispose of the
charges, limiting the maximum penalty to failure
in the course. The faculty member will make a
report of the incident and the action taken to the
dean and the Judicial Affairs Coordinator.
"In the case of a major infraction, or in the case
of repeat academic offenses, the student may be
subject to suspension or expulsion from the
Campus. If current non-academic disciplinary
action is pending for a student, further disciplinary
action may result, up to and including expulsion
from the Campus."
- Bowman, Vibiana. (2004). The plagiarism plague: a resource guide and CD-ROM tutorial for
educators and librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers. Call Number: PN167.P527 2004
- Cizek, Gregory J. (2003). Detecting and preventing classroom cheating:
promoting integrity in assessment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Call Number: LB3609.C48 2003
- Harris, Robert. (2002). Using sources effectively: strengthening your writing and avoiding
plagiarism. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing. Call Number: LB2369.H37 2000bx
- Lathrop, A. & Foss, K. (2000). Student cheating and plagiarism in the Internet era:
a wake-up call. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited. Call Number: LB3609.L28 2000
- Lipson, Charles. (2004). Doing honest work in college: how to prepare citations, avoid
plagiarism, and achieve real academic success. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Call Number: PN171.F56 L5 2004
- Whitley, E.W. & Keith-Spiegel, P. (2002). Academic dishonesty: an educator's
guide. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Call Number: LB3609.W45 2002
Updated December 2012
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