CSUS EEE Department Graduate Program Policy on Plagiarism

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating. At CSUS plagiarism is the use of distinctive ideas or works belonging to another person without providing adequate acknowledgement of that person's contribution.

University Academic Honesty Policy

In accordance with the CSUS Academic Honesty Policy and Procedures, the EEE Department Graduate Committee has approved the following guidelines for faculty and students concerning the consequences of plagiarism in all academic work: 

  1. For graded assignments and tests, plagiarism will result in a reduction in the course grade proportional to the seriousness of the offense; 
  1. For projects and theses, plagiarized material will not be accepted. Draft reports will be returned to the author for correction. A repeat offense will result in the assignment of a NC grade for the EEE 500 course. 

These guidelines are not in any way intended to preclude the assignment of more severe grade penalties by faculty in cases involving repeat offenses, or where the seriousness of the infraction may justify such penalties. They are also not in any way intended to preclude the pursuit of further administrative action against the student as described in the university policy and procedures.