Writing and Research Resources
The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing is essential to any technology job and is a requisite skill for all of our courses, at all levels. The University offers several resources to help students with their writing and research:
The John C. Pace Library, located in Bldg. 32, houses more than 752,000 volumes, 1.2 million microforms, and 5,100 serial subscriptions and provides access to thousands of full-text electronic journals. The library is also designated as a regional depository for publications of the United States government and the state of Florida. The Library Web site provides information about the library as well as controlled access to many library services, including databases and online journals. To log on, you will need your student Nautilus card number.
UWF Writing Lab
The University Writing Lab, located in Bldg. 51, Room 157, is available to assist students with proper procedures for writing papers and documenting sources. The Writing Lab offers extensive online resources, and you may also e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UWF Plagiarism Policy
The UWF Student Handbook, Code of Student Conduct, Academic Misconduct, states: “Plagiarism. The act of representing the ideas, words, creations or work of another as one’s own.” Plagiarism combines theft with fraud, and the penalty is correspondingly severe: failure for the assignment and, in some cases, for the entire course. At the instructor’s discretion, she/he may recommend that the student be suspended from the university. Ignorance of the rules about plagiarism is no excuse for it, and carelessness is just as bad as purposeful violation. Students who have plagiarized have cheated themselves out of the experience of being responsible members of the academic community and have cheated their classmates by pretending to contribute original ideas.
For complete information regarding this policy and strategies for avoiding plagiarism, visit the Online UWF Plagiarism Policy Brochure.
COPS Pickens Instructional Classroom
The College of Professional Studies Pickens Instructional Classroom is located in Building 86, Room 108. Established in 1997, the College of Professional Studies Pickens Instructional Classroom was made possible with appropriated funds from Dr. and Mrs. William Pickens in support of the College’s technology initiative. The purpose of the Pickens Instructional Classroom is to provide our College students and faculty the opportunity to utilize technology to boost learning potential. The Pickens Instructional Classroom has 30 computers and the instructor podium includes a SMART sympodium ™ presentation environment. Specialized software available in the Pickens Instructional Classroom includes SPSS, MatLab, Primevera, and Sage. Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, except when otherwise posted.
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