Academic Integrity

Cheating, Collusion, Plagiarism, etc.

Academic Integrity Policy for Rasmussen College

As an institution of higher learning, Rasmussen College is committed to preparing students to be active, productive and successful contributors to a global community. In pursuit of this commitment, students, faculty and staff of Rasmussen College are expected to uphold the very highest business and personal ethics. Students of Rasmussen College commit to holding themselves and their peers to the foremost level of academic integrity, and accept responsibility should behaviors and actions fall short of the College’s expectations.
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Plagiarism is the process of using or copying another person’s written words and/or ideas and claiming it as original. Rasmussen College considers plagiarism a serious offense, and will respond to any infractions according to the Academic Integrity Policy.

Common direct and indirect instances of plagiarism include the following:

· Literal inclusion of material from a text or image without attribution (no trace of either the in-text or the References page citation)

· Paraphrasing from a material or text without attribution

· Use of "for-hire" or "ghost" writers, either local or via an Internet source (paper mill)

· Use of at least three consecutive words without attribution, from a single instance to multiple instances within one assignment

· Identical papers submitted by more than one person

· Identical papers produced by the same individual for more than one assignment without permission

· Intentional inclusion of extra citations, or mismatching of internal citations to References citations

If you have any questions please ask your Learning Center Coordinator and/or Librarian!

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