ABSTRACT

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research. (Wilson Mizner [1876-1933])

I ntrod uction Academic honesty is essential to the academic life of the university. Thus, academic dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism, is a basis for disciplinary action. (Smith, 1995)

Cheating, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university: it is furthermore unfair and discouraging to those students who pursue their studies honestly. This University thus states unequivocally that it demands scholarly integrity from all its members and that it will impose sanctions on those who directly or indirectly contribute to the weakening of this integrity. (p. 1)

Issues addressed include definitions, regulations and guidelines, ethics, context, student and staff (faculty) development, and quality assurance. Implications are discussed.