Consequences of Cheating

What will be the consequences if I violate the Policy on Integrity of Scholarship?

The severity of the sanction depends on how you cheated and your disciplinary history. You can receive consequences even if you didn't know you were violating the Policy (i.e., ignorance is no excuse). You can see a detailed overview of the sanctions by category of violation in our Administrative Sanctioning Guidelines (PDF).

Educational  Workshops

Students who have violated the UCSD Policy on the Integrity of Scholarship may be assigned to attend additional educational workshops.

To enroll in the workshop you will need to contact the Academic Integrity Office - (858) 822-2163 or aic@ucsd.edu. There is no cost for the workshop, but if you sign up but do not attend, you will be assessed a $25 no-show fee and your dean will be notified.

Tools & Techniques for Avoiding Plagiarism

Many students know what plagiarism is, but you may not know how to avoid it. In this workshop you will learn about the specific tools and resources (such as RefWorks) available in the UCSD Libraries that will help you avoid plagiarism.

Managing the Research & Writing Process

This workshop focuses students on managing the research and writing process. Students and instructors will discuss why people use and acknowledge sources, why it is important to differentiate your own ideas from source material, and how to keep track of material from sources.

Collaboration: How We Stand on the Shoulders of Others with Integrity by Carrie Wastal, Ph.D., Director, Muir College Writing Program

As an important part of many undergraduate student courses, students are asked to work together to produce a project, a report, or a presentation of some sort. In other courses, particularly writing courses, students often spend time workshopping each others’ papers sharing ideas on how to make writing better. While some students understand the difference between these kinds of collaboration, others have difficulty sorting out collaboration from copying or plagiarism. This workshop is designed to help these students both acquire a basic understanding and/or deepen what understanding they have of the line between collaboration and plagiarism.

Documented Essays: Managing the Research and Writing Process by Pam Wright, Assistant Director, Dimensions of Culture & Holly Bauer, Assistant Director, Warren College Writing Program

This workshop will focus on managing the research and writing process. We will discuss why people use and acknowledge sources, why it is important to differentiate your ideas from source material, and to keep track of material from sources. We will also cover ways to use quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing in the research process. MLA and APA documentation styles will be introduced.

Strategies & Tools to Avoid Plagiarism by Library Staff

Many students know what plagiarism is, but you may not know how to avoid it. In this workshop you will learn about the specific tools and resources (such as RefWorks) available in the UCSD Libraries that will help you avoid plagiarism (http://biomed.ucsd.edu/plagiarism.htm).