[JRN 3200]
News writing and Reporting

 

Academic Integrity Policy

 

You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication,
falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. [The policies can be found at http://catalog.wmich.edu under Academic Policies, Student Rights and Responsibilities.] If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be
referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.”

 

In addition, please also see
http://osc.wmich.edu, www.wmich.edu/registrar and
www.wmich.edu/disabilityservices to access the Code of Honor and general academic policies on such issues as diversity

A brief summary of some of these guidelines is provided below.

 

Cheating:
Cheating includes glancing at another student's quiz or examination, talking with other students during a quiz or examination and using texts or notes during a closed-book quiz or examination. Any evidence of cheating will be brought to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

 

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism, copying ideas or information from a published source without acknowledging that source and copying ideas or written information from another student, is a serious offense. If you are unsure about what constitutes plagiarism, or how to give credit, please see me. Any evidence of plagiarism will be brought to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

 

Unauthorized Collaboration:
All work submitted for evaluation in this class must be your own work. You must work independently on all assignments unless instructed otherwise. Any evidence of collaboration on independent assignments will be brought to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

 

Submitting Work from Other Classes:
All work submitted for evaluation in this class must be done specifically for this class. You may not use work you have done or plan to do for other classes. This applies to your research, reporting and writing. Any evidence of submitting work from other classes will be brought to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

 

Fabrication:
All work submitted for evaluation in this class must be based on actual reporting events and interviews. You are responsible for providing adequate verification for attendance at reporting events, for interviews you conduct, and for the sources you contacted. Any evidence of fabrication of sources and information or failure to provide adequate verification for sources and information will be brought to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

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Dr. Jocelyn Steinke
School of Communication
Department in Gender and Women’s Studies
Western Michigan University
E-mail: jocelyn.steinke@wmich.edu

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