2018-2019 Catalog

Computer Assisted Plagiarism

Students are reminded that computer-assisted plagiarism—i.e., representing another person’s work as their own—is still plagiarism. Student abuse of computer-assisted plagiarism is subject to the penalties stated in the Academic Honesty policy. The following are examples of computer assisted plagiarism:

  • If a student copies a computer file that contains another student’s assignment and submits it as his/her own work.
  • If a student copies a computer file that contains another student’s assignment and uses it as a model for his/her own assignment.
  • If students work together on an assignment, sharing the computer files or programs involved, and then submit individual copies of the assignment as their own individual work.
  • If a student knowingly allows another student to copy or use one of his/her computer files and then to submit that file, or a modification thereof, as his/her individual work.

(Adapted from Policy for Responsible Computing, CSU, Monterey Bay University)