Academic integrity is at the core of higher education and the foundation of the academic community. At Park, students have the primary responsibility for maintaining academic honesty. Consequences for plagiarism and academic dishonesty my range from a verbal warning to a failing grade or expulsion.
Specifically, Park University's definitions of academic dishonesty includes committing or attempting to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, unauthorized possession or distribution of academic materials, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the student.
Citation is a way of engaging with scholarship. By citing the sources you use in a paper, presentation, or other assignment, you acknowledge the scholars who came before you and helped you along the way. It also helps anyone reading your paper evaluate your writing for credibility. In the same way that you might evaluate a resource you find on the internet, your readers will evaluate your writing using your citations. Citing your sources gives you credibility as a researcher, and helps ensure that you give credit where credit is due.