Why should I care about plagiarism?
Academic integrity is necessary to the education process and crucial in developing your own sense of creative expression. Without honesty, your academic and studio endeavors are undermined. If you repeatedly “borrow” thoughts and ideas from others, you could harm your own creative process.
Think about it like this—by not plagiarizing, you are preserving and protecting your creative self and your sense of originality.
On a more practical level, students found guilty of plagiarism may be subject to the disciplinary actions outlined in the CIA student handbook.