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Information for Students: Academic Misconduct

Avoiding and Preventing Academic Misconduct

At the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, we value academic integrity. Students bear the responsibility for the academic integrity of their work. In an effort to help students avoid the traps of plagiarism, we have provided the following links with valuable information about plagiarism:

Sites Addressing Plagarism

Advice to Students (on Avoiding Plagiarism) (University of Melbourne)

Avoiding Plagiarism (Texas A&M University Writing Programs Office)

Avoiding Plagiarism (University of Alberta)

Avoiding Plagiarism (University of Nevada @ Las Vegas Writing Center)

Avoiding Plagiarism: A Writer's Perspective (Winthrop University Writing Center)

Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism (Duke University, Guide to Library Research)

Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism (University of Southern California)

Avoiding Plagiarism (University of Maryland University College)

How to Avoid Plagiarism (Northwestern University)

How to Avoid Plagiarism (Penn State University)

Avoiding Plagiarism (Northeastern University Libraries)

Understanding and Preventing Plagiarism (Accredited Schools Online)

What to do if you’ve been accused of academic misconduct

If you feel you have been falsely accused of academic misconduct, you have the right to a hearing within 10 days of the allegation. To request a hearing, contact the Dean of Students Office at 715-836-5626 or stop in Schofield 240. The office staff will take the necessary steps to convene the Student Misconduct Hearing Committee and shall schedule the hearing within ten days of receipt of the request or written report, unless a different time period is mutually agreed upon by the student, instructor, or investigating officer, and the members of the hearing committee. The Student Misconduct Hearing Committee is made up of students and faculty members. This committee will hear from both the instructor and the student, ask follow up questions, and then deliberate in private. The results of the committee’s deliberations will be sent to the student at their address of record. If suspension or expulsion is recommended, a student has the right to appeal to the Chancellor within ten days.