Plagiarism & Cheating
At the very basic level, plagiarism & cheating can be defined as academic theft. That is, when a student uses someone else’s work and attempts to take credit for it as if it were his/her own work, that student has committed one of these academic violations. As a new GTA or faculty member to Auburn, it is important to understand what Auburn considers to be plagiarism & cheating as well as your responsibilities and rights if you witness a student committing one of these violations.
For a detailed description of what Auburn considers to be plagiarism & cheating as well as your rights and responsibilities when witnessing either of these actions, please see the Student Academic Honesty Code as published by Auburn University.
The Student Policy eHandbook has many resources about plagiarism & cheating as well as other student policies at Auburn.
Last modified: July 9, 2014