Each faculty member needs to establish a policy for cheating or plagiarism on his or her syllabus. When cheating or plagiarism has occurred, the faculty member should report the incident in writing to the Vice President for Academic Affairs’ office. Formal procedures for filing a complaint for academic misconduct are in the Student Conduct Code in the Student Handbook. Cheating and plagiarism are defined in Section II, Part B, 1. Disciplinary sanctions are outlined in Section III, Judicial Policies.
To control plagiarism, the university subscribes to “turnitin.com,” which allows faculty to check student writing assignments. The Director of the Writing Center is responsible for administering the program on campus.