Honor Code and Statement on Academic Integrity

History 8103, Studies in U.S. Diplomatic History – Fall 2014

Students taking courses in the College of Liberal Arts are bound by widely accepted standards of student behavior.

I proceed on the premise that all students who enroll in this class agree to follow such standards of behavior. Hence they will not plagiarize, cheat on examinations in any way, appropriate others work, or behave in any other manner that subverts the process of education and evaluation.

I follow a policy of zero tolerance for any behavior that undermines academic integrity.

The University Statement on Academic  Honesty and Integrity is as follows:

Academic honesty and integrity constitute the root of the educational process at Temple University.  Intellectual growth relies on the development of independent thought and respect for the thoughts of others.  To foster this independence and respect, plagiarism and academic cheating are prohibited.

Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of another individual’s ideas, words, labor, or assistance.  All coursework submitted by a student, including papers, examinations, laboratory reports, and oral presentations, is expected to be the individual effort of the student presenting the work.  When it is not, that assistance must be reported to the instructor.  If the work involves the consultation of other resources such as journals, books, or other media, those resources must be cited in the appropriate style.  All other borrowed material, such as suggestions for organization, ideas, or actual language, must also be cited.  Failure to cite any borrowed material, including information from the internet, constitutes plagiarism.

Academic cheating results when the general rules of academic work or the specific rules of individual courses are broken.  It includes falsifying data; submitting, without the instructor’s approval, work in one course that was done for another; helping others to plagiarize or cheat from one’s own or another’s work; or undertaking the work of another person.

The penalty for academic dishonesty can vary from a reprimand and receiving a failing grade for a particular assignment, to a failing grade in the course, to suspension or expulsion from the University. The penalty varies with the nature of the offense.  Students who believe that they have been unfairly accused may appeal through their school/college’s academic grievance procedure and, ultimately, to the Graduate Board if academic dismissal has occurred.

If any student has any questions any standard of behavior, please do not hesitate to ask them of me.

  • Professor Richard Immerman