Statement of Principles on Academic Integrity and Dishonesty
Statement on Principles of Conduct
Universities are places of higher learning where we seek truth, wisdom and knowledge. As such, they expect that all members of the University community demonstrate the highest form of academic integrity.
Academic integrity is the commitment to behave with honesty, fairness, trust, respect and responsibility in all your academic work.
Academic Dishonesty and Misconduct
- Cheating – dishonest or attempted dishonest conduct at tests or examinations is considered an extremely serious academic offense
- Plagiarism – involves submitting or presenting work as if it were the student’s own work when it is not
- Other acts that do not uphold the principles of academic honesty
Any student who voluntarily and consciously aids another student in the commission of one of these offences is also guilty of academic misconduct. Students are responsible for their own behavior and face severe penalties if they commit academic dishonesty.
What are the repercussions of academic misconduct?
- Failing grade
- Disciplinary probation
To pass off contributions and ideas of another as one’s own is to deprive oneself of the opportunity and challenge to learn and to participate in the scholarly process of acquisition and development of knowledge. It is for these reasons that the university insists on intellectual honesty in scholarship. The control of intellectual dishonesty begins with the individual’s recognition of standards of honesty expected generally and compliance with those expectations.