“Plagiarism is using the words or ideas of others and presenting them as your own. Such activity represents a form of fraud. It can take many forms, from deliberately seeking academic advantage by replicating the work of others, to accidentally copying from a source without acknowledgement.”
NIDA recognises that fostering academic honesty is a key element of ethical education, and is opposed to, and will not tolerate, plagiarism. • NIDA also recognises its responsibility in ensuring that students are educated in, and understand their responsibilities in relation to, academic honesty and plagiarism. • Students will receive credit for work presented or submitted for assessment as prescribed in the relevant subject outlines. • It is unfair and dishonest for students to present or submit work for assessment that dishonestly represents the work of others as their own. Responsibilities • It is the responsibility of students to comply with this Policy and Procedures, and to ensure that they do not commit, or collude with another person to commit, plagiarism. Work submitted or presented should be genuine and original. • It is the responsibility of staff to ensure that subject outlines give clear guidelines on NIDA’s Policy and Procedures on plagiarism and, where possible, should include discipline or subject specific examples. Students should also be provided with written guidance on the steps they might take to ensure that plagiarism is avoided. Staff should be aware of the disparate educational background of students including some who may be unaware of the normal practices and expectations in relation to academic honesty, and as necessary support and guide them towards sources through which they can become aware of NIDA’s expectations in this regard.