College life is multi-faceted and has many aspects to it - academic classes, homework and projects, student organizations, activities and events, interactions with faculty, staff and other students, and being a part of a community, both on campus and off campus. Each of these has their own expectations for how students conduct themselves. Below are just a few tips and resources that we encourage students to become familiar with to help in navigating life at UW Tacoma.
Before beginning each class, be sure you are familiar with the expectations of your professor concerning citations, sharing of materials, group work versus individual work, and other course requirements. Each professor may have slightly different expectations, and it is your responsibility to know what each of your professors require.
Students are expected to meet the traditional standards of honesty and truthfulness in all aspects of their academic work at UW Tacoma. In particular, all work submitted to an instructor in fulfillment of course assignments, including papers and projects, written and oral examinations, and oral presentations and reports, must be free of plagiarism.
Plagiarism is using the creations, ideas or words of someone else without formally acknowledging the author or source through appropriate use of quotation marks, references and the like. Student work in which plagiarism occurs will not be accepted as satisfactory by the instructor and may lead to disciplinary action against the student submitting it.
If you are at all uncertain about what plagiarism means, and how to avoid it, we recommend that you visit the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). They conduct periodic workshops on plagiarism and various styles (APA, MLA, etc.) and are a great resource.