Oakton is the community's college. By providing access to quality education throughout a lifetime, we empower and transform our students in the diverse communities we serve.
Dedicated to teaching and learning, Oakton is a student-centered college known for academic rigor and high standards. Through exemplary teaching that relies on innovation and collaboration with our community partners, our students learn to think critically, solve problems, and to be ethical global citizens who shape the world. We are committed to diversity, cultural competence, and achieving equity in student outcomes.
A focus on Oakton students is at the core of each of these values.
"Students at Oakton Community College are expected to demonstrate qualities of morality, honesty, civility, honor and respect." (Code of Student Conduct Article I. B. p. 38)
Student Academic Integrity Policy
What students learn at Oakton goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge or skill.
Learning also involves commitment to the principles of scholarship, acceptance of a sense of mutual obligation in inquiry,
adherence to standards of honesty and acknowledgment, and participation in relationships of trust in the life-long pursuit of wisdom.
The Code of Academic Conduct prohibits such violations of academic integrity as:
Plagiarism is a violation of the Code of Academic Conduct as described below.
Plagiarism: Presenting the work of another as one’s own (i.e., without proper acknowledgment of the source or sources), or submitting material that is not entirely one’s own work without attributing the unoriginal portions to their correct sources. The sole exception to the requirement of acknowledging sources occurs when ideas or information are common knowledge. (Oakton Community College. Student Handbook 2017-18 p. 33)
Take 2 minutes to find out the basics of how to avoid plagiarism in your papers.
Bainbridge State College. "Plagiarism: How to avoid it." YouTube. YouTube. 5 Jan. 2010. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.
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Is plagiarism a problem in the world outside of college classes? 5 Stories of Plagiarism in 2017 tells the stories of people challenged during 2017 for using words, images, and lyrics without credit or permission from the original author or source. Some examples from the article include:
Barbeau, Elise. “5 Stories of Plagiarism in 2017.” Blog, EasyBib, 25 Jan. 2018, www.easybib.com/guides/5-stories-of-plagiarism-in-2017/.
How many types of Plagiarism???
For a quick list of 10 types of plagiarism with lots of examples, take a look at this short video.
WriteCheckVideos. "10 Types of Plagiarism." Plagiarism.org. iParadigms LLC. 16 Nov. 2012. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.
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