Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Welcome to Liberal Arts at OSU-OKC’s Academic Dishonesty page. Here you will find resources that will help you navigate our processes for dealing with academic dishonesty and misconduct. On this page, you will find: a video explaining plagiarism, OSU-OKC’s policies and procedures regarding academic dishonesty, a sample letter for communicating to a student that you suspect academic dishonesty, a sample letter for communicating that an investigation of academic dishonesty has concluded and that a decision regarding discipline has been reached, and some instructional handouts about how to use D2L to catch plagiarists. If you have any questions about these documents you are encouraged to contact your Department Head and Lead Instructor or the Division Office.

 

VIDEO: Understanding Plagiarism

 

Documents

OSU-OKC’s policies and procedures regarding Academic Dishonesty or Academic Misconduct. Familiarize yourself with these policies when you suspect cheating.

 
Title Description / Instructions Document
Dishonesty Accusation Letter WHAT: This is the first communication with a student after you have discovered academic dishonesty, such as plagiarism.

WHEN: Use this written communication only when a face-to-face meeting is impossible or unlikely.

*Use Timeframe 1 for Weeks 1-14 in a regular semester, or in Weeks 1-7 in an 8-week semester.

**Use Timeframe 2 for after Week 14 in a regular semester, or after Week 7 in an 8-week class, and for fast-track and intercession classes.
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Plagiarism Determination Letter WHAT: This is the second communication with a student after you have confirmed academic dishonesty and made a decision about how to deal with it. Written communication that an instructor is required to use in cases of academic dishonesty (such as plagiarism).

HOW: You must convey this to the student in a time-stamped format (e.g., e-mail, Dropbox). You may also give the student a copy, but make sure that you have electronic confirmation of receipt.
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Detailed Directions for enabling plagiarism detection in D2L This document will walk you through setting up plagiarism detection using the dropbox in D2L and www.turnitin.com. Adobe PDF Document
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Detailed Directions for enabling plagiarism detection in D2L This document will walk you through using plagiarism detection in the dropbox of D2L. Adobe PDF Document
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