U of L Web Page Statement on Plagiarism (copied directly from the U of L web page):
"Any proven plagiarism will result in failure of the course and will be reported to the committee on student discipline for further action, including notice in the permanent record, dismissal or expulsion."
University of Louisville Undergraduate Catalog
College of Arts and Sciences Statement on Student Conduct, Discipline, and Academic Grievance Procedures:
"Plagiarism, in submitting individual work for academic evaluation, means simply to borrow someone's ideas without citing the source, and to use them as one's own. It is a particular type of cheating. Plagiarism in this sense is not limited to the use of direct quotations without citation; a paraphrase is indebted to the author's ideas just as a direct quotation is. Nor is plagiarism limited to the use of published materials; borrowing from the written or oral work of others without citation is equally dishonest. On the other hand, in every area of learning there is a body of knowledge which belongs to the public domain. Guidance and experience may be necessary in order to distinguish where the requirement to cite a source no longer applies. The instructor or perhaps a style manual may be helpful in resolving questions about what should be cited."
University of Louisville Graduate Catalog
Academic Standing: Plagiarism and Cheating:
"It is expected that a student in the Graduate School will refrain from plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism and cheating are serious breaches of academic conduct and may result in permanent dismissal. Each student is advised to become familiar with the various forms of academic dishonesty as explained in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. A plea of ignorance is not acceptable as a defense against the charge of academic dishonesty."
"Especially in courses requiring extensive written work or collaborative exercises, students should take every care to observe good documentation practices and to give credit for their reliance upon others' work or ideas. At the same time, ideas in the common stock of educated persons need not be documented, and learning what will qualify as a "common stock" idea or phrase is one of the goals of research-methods courses like English 102, 105 and 601. Well-prepared students will settle questions of how much documentation is necessary before assignments are due, but even last-minute doubts can be indicated by a brief note attached informally to the assignment when it is submitted. It is better to err by giving too much credit than to fail to document indebtedness: your scrupulousness will be recognized, and this good error is easy and painless to correct" (“Statement on Plagiarism.” Commentary by Dale B. Billingsley. Posted 01/10/99; updated 8/22/06. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. http://louisville.edu/~dbill01/plagiarism.htm. 17 June 2008).