Cal Maritime's plagiarism policy is found in your Academic Catalog and is found under Academic Regulations and Policies. Here is the full text of the policy:
Cal Maritime functions best when its community members treat one another with honesty, respect, and trust. Because the quality of our graduates depends on the ethics they display, faculty members are expected to act promptly on suspected cases of academic dishonesty. The following policy is controlled by the California Code of Regulations Title 5 § 41301.
Cheating and academic dishonesty include all student behaviors intended to gain unearned academic advantage or to interfere with another’s academics by fraudulent or deceptive means.
Examples of inappropriate student conduct that can lead to the imposition of sanctions include, but are not limited to, the following (see Academic Senate Policy #547 Inappropriate Academic Conduct):
The student has full responsibility for both the content of academic assignments submitted for evaluation and the integrity with which all academic work submitted for evaluation has been done. Ignorance of an express rule regarding inappropriate student conduct does not excuse one from adhering to appropriate ethical standards in the completion of academic assignments. When in doubt as to the appropriateness of any action, students are to ask their instructors for clarification and guidance.
Possible consequences include:
One or more of the following sanctions may be imposed upon any student whose conduct falls short of Cal Maritime’s standards of academic integrity:
Self-plagiarism is possible and it's just as serious.
Self-plagiarism, or "double-dipping," is deception and goes against the core principles of ethical writing. Papers are assigned for you to demonstrate what you have learned in a particular class. If you reuse a paper you wrote for a previous class, you are not demonstrating new learning.
Examples of self-plagiarism:
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