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The University regards acts of plagiarism very seriously and, depending on the severity of the offence, penalties will apply. These penalties range from a loss of marks to cancellation of enrolment.
Plagiarism includes the use of other students’ work, irrespective of whether you have their permission. It also includes the misuse of material from computer programs and audiovisual or electronic sources.
ECU's Academic Misconduct Policy is available to view under 'downloads'.
Check your unit information on Blackboard to find out what assignments and activities you have to complete and when you need to be submit them by.
If you wish to defer an assignment (other than an end of semester or formal exam), or seek an extension to the due date for an assignment, up to a maximum of seven calendar days, you must:
You will be notified of the outcome by the Unit Coordinator.
Normal occupational commitments and extracurricular activities are not accepted as grounds for granting extra time because you are expected to plan ahead. Extensions cannot be granted beyond the end of semester.
Long extensions of time raise the problem of fairness if other students in the unit have had their assignments returned.
If you submit an assignment after the due date without an agreed extension, or beyond the date of an agreed extension, you will usually incur a penalty. In accordance with the University’s regulations, the penalty is 5% (of the maximum mark available) for each calendar day that your assignment is late, up to seven calendar days.
If your assignment is submitted more than one week (seven calendar days) late, you will be awarded a mark of zero.
If you have a query about the receipt, content, marking of assignments and extensions to submission dates you should contact your tutor/lecturer.
Contact details for your tutor/lecturer will be in your Blackboard unit site under the Unit Contacts/Staff Information link.
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