Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is a form of cheating. According to the UWI regulations, plagiarism is “… the unauthorized and/or unacknowledged use of another person’s intellectual efforts and creations howsoever recorded, including whether formally published or in manuscript or in typescript or other printed or electronically presented form and includes taking passages, ideas or structures from another work or author without proper and unequivocal attribution of such source(s), using the conventions for attributions or citing used in this University.3

(a)  Plagiarism also involves the case of material taken from the internet without acknowledgment or giving proper credit - Cyber cheating.

(b) Students have the responsibility to know and observe the Regulations of the Faculty and the University of the West Indies as it relates to plagiarism, falsification of information and academic dishonesty as contained in the relevant UWI Examinations Regulations for First Degrees, Associate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates (78-85 in the case of the 2006-2007 Examination Regulations).

(c)  It is a requirement of all students registered to do undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Social Sciences to sign and submit with their coursework a Coursework Accountability Statement.  (Students may download a copy of the Statement from the Faculty’s website).