This document considers both UPF's Ethic Code1 and UPF Engineering School's position about plagiarism and copying. It contains some guidelines for the faculty in case plagiarism is detected.The UPF Engineering School does not tolerate plagiarism, copying or active or passive collaboration in these kind of fraudulent practices; in assignments, tests or any kind of deliverable.
If as a professor or teaching assistant you find yourself in a situation regarding copy or you have clear suspicion of copying, you should apply the following protocol. In these cases an external instructor/committee will evaluate the situation and decide punitive measures deemed appropriate according to the UPF disciplinary code (known by students2).
This protocol starts when a professor or teaching assistant detects a case of copy or has clear suspicious of copying. Automatically, the professor or assisstant should collect the evicendes of the copy and inform the School Direction. It is the School Direction who will manage the case, including the appointment of the instructor/committee who will study the case.
1The UPF Ethic Code is available here: http://www.upf.edu/universitat/planificacio/codi_etic.pdf
2This information/documentation is available for students both at UPF website as in the academic videos about ethic code, which are linked at USQUID webpage. Should be known theses videos have subtitles and transcriptions in Catalan, Spanish and English to facilitate their understanding. All these videos are available here: http://usquidesup.upf.edu/videos/el-codigo-etico/ca/1.php