Monmouth University encourages its students to grow intellectually as well as to become responsible citizens in our complex society. To develop their skills and talents, students are asked to conduct research, perform experiments, write papers, work individually, and cooperate in group activities. Academic dishonesty subverts the University’s mission and undermines the student’s intellectual growth. Dishonesty in such academic practices as assignments, examinations, or other academic work cannot be condoned. A student who submits work that is not original violates the purpose of Monmouth University and may forfeit his/her right and opportunity to continue at the University.
The University has an obligation as an educational institution to be certain that each student’s work is his/her own. Note that Monmouth University faculty members have access to Turnitin, a Web-based plagiarism-detection resource that compares the text of student papers to an extensive electronic database. This database includes current and archived Internet resources, periodicals, journals and other publications, and past student papers from Monmouth and other educational institutions. All student assignments may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers may be included as source documents in the Turnitin reference database (solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers). Faculty are expected to inform students in advance about which assignments will be checked for originality using Turnitin. Use of the Turnitin service is subject to the Usage Policy posted on the Turnitin site.