College of Education & Human Services Policy Statement of Plagiarism

Below is information directly quoted from the Academic Honesty Policies and Procedures:

Academic integrity is the responsibility of all VSU faculty and students. Faculty members should promote academic integrity by including clear instruction on the components of academic integrity and clearly defining the penalties for cheating and plagiarism in their course syllabi.  Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by the Academic Integrity Policy as set forth in the Student Code of Conduct and the faculty members’ syllabi.  All students are expected to do their own work and to uphold a high standard of academic ethics. 

For more information, visit Academic Honesty at VSU

The consequences for acts of academic dishonesty in the Dewar College of Education & Human Services are:

FIRST OFFENSE:  

  1. The faculty member will administer an academic response (e.g. resubmit / retake assignment, failure of the assignment, failure of the course). 
  2. The faculty member will complete a Valdosta State University Report of Academic Dishonesty

SECOND OFFENSE:

  1. The faculty member will administer an academic response (e.g. resubmit / retake assignment, failure of the assignment, failure of the course).   
  2. The faculty member will complete a Valdosta State University Report of Academic Dishonesty. According to the Academic Honesty Policies and Procedures document, “after a second (or subsequent) Report of Academic Dishonesty has been submitted to the Student Conduct Office in the Dean of Students Office, official charges will be drawn up and the disciplinary matter will be referred to the Valdosta State University Judicial Committee.”