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Academic Integrity

The University of Portland's Code of Academic Integrity sets the tone for all members of the UP community:

The University of Portland defines academic integrity as "openness and honesty in all scholarly endeavors." This standard is to be upheld by faculty, students, administration, and staff to the extent that their roles in the University involve or influence scholarly activities, both on and off campus.

The code also provides examples. One of the examples is plagiarism, which can occur unintentionally when students are unsure of how to give credit to other's ideas included in their own work. Learn more about plagiarism.  

Ethics of Information

The Clark Library expanded on what academic integrity means when it comes to using information and created the statement below which you will also see on your course syllabus. We recommend visiting the Ethical Use of Information guide to deepen your understanding of plagiarism, copyright, fair use, and more.
 
The University of Portland is a community dedicated to the investigation and discovery of processes for thinking ethically and encouraging the development of ethical reasoning in the formation of the whole person. Using information ethically, as an element in open and honest scholarly endeavors, involves moral reasoning to determine the right way to access, create, distribute, and employ information including: considerations of intellectual property rights, fair use, information bias, censorship, and privacy. More information can be found at Clark Library’s guide on the Ethical Use of Information.

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