Academic Dishonesty

Policies and procedures regarding academic dishonesty and plagiarism, FAQ's and all you need to know about citations and bibliographies. 


Plagiarism and cheating are not condoned at New College of Florida.

Plagiarism is defined as “literary theft” and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a published text, or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a published text.

On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, web sites, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally known to the public at large, or the form, structure, or style of a secondary source must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Only widely known facts and first-hand thoughts and observations original to the student do not require citations. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text.

Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one’s own segments or the total of another person’s work.

Cheating is defined as follows:

  1. The unauthorized granting or receiving of aid during the prescribed period of a course-graded exercise: students may not consult written materials such as notes or books, may not look at the paper of another student, nor consult orally with any other student taking the same test;
  2. Asking another person to take an examination in his/her place;
  3. Taking an examination for or in place of another student;
  4. Stealing visual concepts, such as drawings, sketches, diagrams, musical programs and scores, graphs, maps, etc., and presenting them as one’s own;
  5. Stealing, borrowing, buying, or disseminating tests, answer keys or other examination material except as officially authorized, research papers, creative papers, speeches, etc.
  6. Stealing or copying of computer programs and presenting them as one’s own. Such stealing includes the use of another student’s program, as obtained from the magnetic media or interactive terminals or from cards, print-out paper, etc.

Download the New College Academic Dishonesty Booklet.