Plagiarism: What Is It?

The article "Plagiarism:  What Is It?" by David Royse, former Academic Ombud, provides useful information regarding what constitutes plagiarism.  It is the student's responsibility to ensure that actions taken by the student cannot be construed as an academic offense.  If a student is in doubt as to whether a particular action is permitted, please ask the course instructor.  Instructors are eager to make their expectations clear so that both the instructor and students can avoid becoming entangled in accusations of academic improprieties.