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The Plagiarism Blog

Keeping Current on Plagiarism, Cheating & Academic Integrity by Susan Herzog, Information Literacy Librarian, Eastern Connecticut State University

Punishment for Plagiarizing Reports Varies
November 21, 2004
By Gary White
The Ledger

"Colleges and universities discourage students from committing plagiarism but allow leeway in punishing those who do. Florida Southern College's course catalog warns students that plagiarism is grounds for suspension, and college Dean Susan Conner urges professors to state the plagiarism policy in each course syllabus.

A professor has the option of issuing an F or zero on the assignment or failing the student in the class. The college requires documentation from a professor who accuses a student of plagiarism, and a student has the right to appeal."