All faculty who elect to use SafeAssign must include the following statement on their syllabus.
SafeAssign is an electronic resource that assists in the detection and deterrence of plagiarism by electronic comparison for textual similarity. Students agree that continued enrollment in this course after the receipt of this syllabus constitutes permission that all required papers may be submitted to SafeAssign for the detection of plagiarism and that all submitted papers will be retained as source documents in the SafeAssign reference database and used solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers.
Academic Dishonesty is a serious offense at the College because it diminishes the quality of the scholarship and learning experience for everyone on campus. An act of academic dishonesty may to lead to penalties such as a reduction in grade, probation, suspension, or expulsion. The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use by paraphrase or direct quotations, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency who may or may not be engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
For more information, go to http://www.msudenver.edu/safeassign/facultyresources/ on the Metro State Homepage or consult the student handbook at http://www.msudenver.edu/handbook/.