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Plagiarism Detection and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Persons Affected

Faculty, Students

Policy Statement

Farmingdale State College has a license agreement with SafeAssign, online services that can be used to detect and prevent plagiarism in student assignments. As student papers are academic records that may include personally identifiable information, they are protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The following guidelines have been prepared in order to assist faculty with using SafeAssign in a manner that is compliant with FERPA regulations.

Faculty should NOT submit papers to SafeAssign on behalf of students.

Faculty who would like to require students to submit their papers to SafeAssign will include the following notice on their syllabus:

Sample Syllabus Notice for SafeAssign: Students are required to submit written assignments for this class to SafeAssign, a web-based plagiarism detection service that is not affiliated with Farmingdale State College. Before submitting your paper to SafeAssign, it is recommended that you remove your title page and other personally identifiable information as all submitted papers will be included as source documents in the SafeAssign.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers.

Responsible Office

Office of the Provost