Course Number and Name Semester, Year I, _______________________________________, have read the syllabus and fully understand the academic dishonesty policy as described herein and by the University. As defined in the 2004-2006 Undergraduate Catalog of West Chester University, “academic dishonesty… includes but is not limited to academic cheating; plagiarism; the sale, purchase, or exchange of term papers or research papers; falsification of information which includes any form of providing false or misleading information, written, electronic, or oral; or of altering or falsifying official institutional records. Plagiarism is defined as copying another’s work or portions thereof and/or using ideas and concepts of another and presenting them as one’s own without giving proper credit to the source.” (p. 46) I understand that the penalty for engaging in academic dishonesty and/or plagiarism may be expulsion from the business program and/or University. I further understand that it is my responsibility to make sure I understand how to correctly document the words and ideas of others. Ignorance is not a legitimate defense for plagiarism. ____________________________________ Print your name ____________________________________ Signature, date Please sign and return the original to the professor. Keep a copy for your own records.