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Write a paragraph that defines the concept of academic honesty.

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Academic integrity involves, most fundamentally, behaving honestly, openly and constructively within academic endeavors. The concept that unifies ethics policy is transparency. Transparency, or revealing the way in which work was completed and conclusions were reached, results in proper citation of work, and permits students and scholars alike to receive proper recognition and evaluation. One particular type of academic dishonesty—plagiarism—occurs when a writer uses sources, whether through quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing, without clearly or sufficiently acknowledging the debt. Self-plagiarism is a related issue. In this document we define self-plagiarism as the verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of one's own copyrighted work without citing the original source.

Charles P. Riedesel, Alison L. Clear, Gerry W. Cross, Janet M. Hughes, Simon, and Henry M. Walker, "Academic integrity policies in a computing education context", Report of the ITiCSE 2012 Working Group on Academic Honesty, Proceedings of the Final Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, pp. 1-15.

Charles P. Riedesel, Eric D. Manley, Susan Poser, and Jitender S. Deogun, "A model of academic ethics and integrity policy for computer science departments", Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2009), New York, pp. 357-361.

Grinnell College, "Academic Policies and Procedures: Honesty in Academic Work", Student Handbook, http://catalog.grinnell.edu/content.php?catoid=4&navoid=89#Honesty_in_Academic_Work, retrieved 20 August 2013.

Association for Computing Machinery, ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism, http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism_policy, which in turn cites Collbery and Kobourov, http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1053291.1053293.

created 19 August 2013
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