Columbia|SIPA Code of Academic and Professional Conduct
"I will submit original work and will properly attribute ideas that are not my own according to established academic procedures. If I am unsure about what constitutes proper academic procedure in a particular instance, it is my responsibility to consult with a professor or member of the Dean's Office. I will not give or receive unauthorized aid on any assignment or exam. I will not cheat or plagiarize while matriculated at SIPA, regardless of the department or school through which academic work might be required.
I understand that cheating comprises the giving or receiving of unauthorized or unfair aid in academic work. This may occur by, but is not limited to: lying, deceiving, stealing, talking, signaling, copying from other students, and unauthorized usage of books, data (both in hardcopy and electronic formats), study aids, or other sources in a manner inconsistent with the expectations established by SIPA and my classroom instructors.
I understand that plagiarism includes but is not limited to:
- Submitting essays, or portions of essays, or other prose written by other people as one's own;
- Failing to acknowledge, through proper footnotes and bibliographic entries, the source of ideas essentially not one's own;
- Failing to indicate paraphrases or ideas or verbatim expressions not one's own through proper use of quotations and footnotes;
- Submitting an essay written for one course to a second course without having sought prior permission from both instructors;
- Collaborating with other students or outside sources on an assignment or examination without specific permission from the faculty member to do so;
- Using another person's or institution's research or data without attribution.
Academic work includes all graded assignments such as papers, essays, examinations, tests, labs, problem sets and other graded homework assignments.
If graded together with other students in study groups, I pledge to contribute to my fullest capacity. I will not seek unauthorized help outside my study group, unless specifically authorized by the faculty member."