Academic Integrity and Freedom

Academic Integrity and Honesty:

Essential to intellectual growth is the development of independent thought and a respect for the thoughts of others. Therefore, academic integrity and honestly are at the core of the mission of Temple University and all educational institutions.. This course accordingly prohibits all forms of plagiarism and academic cheating. I intend this prohibition to foster intellectual independence and respect.

Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of another person’s labor, another person’s ideas, another person’s words, another person’s assistance. Normally, all work done for courses — papers, examinations, homework exercises, laboratory reports, oral presentations — is expected to be the individual effort of the student presenting the work. Any assistance must be reported to mer. If the work has entailed consulting other resources — journals, books, or other media — these resources must be cited in a manner appropriate to the course. It is my responsibility to indicate the appropriate manner of citation. Everything used from other sources — suggestions for organization of ideas, ideas themselves, or actual language — must be cited. Failure to cite borrowed material constitutes plagiarism. Undocumented use of materials from the Internet or any online source (an email, for example) is plagiarism.

Academic cheating is, generally, the thwarting or breaking of the general rules of academic work or the specific rules of the individual courses. It includes falsifying data; submitting, without the instructor’s approval, work in one course which was done for another; helping others to plagiarize or cheat from one’s own or another’s work; or actually doing the work of another person.

Students must assume that all graded assignments are to be completed individually unless otherwise noted in writing in this syllabus.

I reserve the right to seek disciplinary action for any student guilty of plagiarism or cheating.

Academic Freedom

Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. Temple University has adopted a policy on Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities (Policy # 03.70.02) which can be accessed through the following link:

The Temple University Student Conduct Code is available at