Insert date here Dr. Larry Minks Vice President for Academic Affairs Rogers State University Claremore, OK 74017 Dear Dr. Minks: I regret to inform you that I believe Insert student name here is guilty of plagiarism in my Insert course here class. I discovered the plagiarism on Insert date infraction discovered here. After considering the matter carefully, I have decided that this incident merits a formal complaint charging the student with academic misconduct rather than an admonition. Title 12 of the RSU Student Code, Section 2.3.1a) indicates that admonition is appropriate when “the incident in question is not of an egregious nature.” As I understand “egregious” to mean “flagrant,” and as I am confident you will agree when you review the enclosed materials, the plagiarism in this case is clearly conspicuous and flagrant. If the assignment in question is a term paper or semester- long project, indicate this here also.Therefore, I believe this matter calls for review by an Academic Misconduct Board, if the student wishes to contest the charge, and that according to the RSU Student Code, if the charge is upheld, this matter calls for disciplinary sanction. In addition to any disciplinary sanction, I am imposing a grade penalty of Indicate grade penalty here; note adherence to policy stated in syllabus if applicable. Describe here the type of plagiarism the student committed (i.e. verbatim copying, undocumented paraphrasing, etc.) and indicate the type of assignment (argumentative essay, research paper, speech presentation, etc.); also include description(s) or titles of the source(s) from which the student "stole" the material plagiarized. See the corresponding paragraph in the completed sample complaint letter posted on the CFA plagiarism website (http://www.rsu.edu/faculty/crogers/complaintsample.html). Enclosed are a copy of the student's essay with the plagiarized portion(s) highlighted and a copy of the source material with the pertinent portion(s) highlighted as well. Also enclosed is a copy of the “CFA Definition of Plagiarism” handout which defines plagiarism, presents examples of plagiarized passages, discusses why these passages are instances of plagiarism, and provides examples of how the information should be documented correctly. Please note that the student signed an acknowledgment form indicating his or her understanding and acceptance of this definition of plagiarism (also enclosed). If it is permissible and not an inconvenience for you, I would appreciate your informing me of the outcome of this case once the matter has been resolved. Sincerely, Insert your name here Department of Communications and Fine Arts Rogers State University Insert telephone number here Insert email address here Enclosed: Insert title of student's paper or other assignment here. Source: Insert title (or titles, separately) of source(s) from which the student plagiarized. Photocopy of the student’s signed acknowledgment of the CFA Definition of Plagiarism. The “CFA Definition of Plagiarism” handout This letter was generated from a template developed for use by any CFA faculty with formal complaints of academic misconduct.