In any manner of presentation, it is the responsibility of each student to produce her/his own original work. Collaboration or assistance on work to be graded is not permitted unless explicitly authorised by the teacher.
In all academic work to be graded or presented as being working of their own creation, the citation of all sources is required. This citation and acknowledgement must be incorporated into the work submitted and not separately or at a later point in time. Failure to do so is dishonest and is subject to disciplinary action.
Students have a duty to ensure that they understand and abide by the standards that apply in any course or academic activity. In the absence of such understanding, it is the student’s responsibility to seek additional information and clarification.
Cheating occurs when a student avails her/himself of an unfair or disallowed advantage which includes but is not limited to:
- Theft of or unauthorized access to an exam, answer key or other graded work.
- Use of an alternate, stand-in or proxy during an examination.
- Copying from the examination or work of another person or source.
- Submission or use of falsified data.
- Using false statements to obtain additional time or other accommodation.
- Falsification of academic credentials.
Plagiarism is defined as the use of work or concepts contributed by other individuals without proper attribution or citation. Unique ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged in academic work to be graded.
Examples of sources expected to be referenced include but are not limited to:
- Text, either written or spoken, quoted directly or paraphrased.
- Graphic elements.
- Passages of music, existing either as sound or as notation.
Unauthorized assistance refers to the use of sources of support that have not been specifically authorized. Such sources of support may include but are not limited to advice or help provided by another individual, published or unpublished written sources, and electronic sources.
Examples of unauthorized assistance include but are not limited to:
- Collaboration on any assignment beyond the standards authorized by this policy statement and the course instructor(s).
- Submission of work completed or edited in whole or in part by another person.
- Supplying or communicating unauthorized information or materials, including graded work and answer keys from previous course offerings, in any way to another student.
- Use of unauthorized information or materials, including graded work and answer keys from previous course offerings.
- Use of unauthorized devices.
- Submission for credit of previously completed graded work in a second course without first obtaining permission from the instructor(s) of the second course. In the case of concurrent courses, permission to submit the same work for credit in two courses must be obtained from the instructors of both courses.
Depending on the severity of the violation will determine the consequences that will be determined by the Principal .