Implementation Date: March 1st 2015Date of last Revision: February 1st 2016
Position Responsible: Operational Manager & Academic Director
Honesty is an important standard of personal behaviour and is central to a person’s character and reputation. All members of the CLOUD NINE COLLEGE community are responsible for maintaining CLOUD NINE COLLEGE’s character and reputation by observing commonly accepted principles of academic honesty and by refusing to participate in or tolerate academic dishonesty.
Teachers practice academic honesty by explaining principles of academic honesty to their students, minimizing opportunities for cheating in their courses, confronting students suspected of dishonesty in a way that respects their privacy, and assigning grades fairly on the basis of evidence of the student’s work.
Students practice academic honesty principally by using their own thoughts and materials in writing papers and taking tests, by refusing to participate in any form of academic dishonesty with others, and by reporting any instances of academic dishonesty that they may observe.
CLOUD NINE COLLEGE practices academic honesty by giving students the right to appeal any disputes to disinterested parties for hearing and resolution, protecting the anonymity of any student reporting an incident of academic dishonesty to the extent permitted by due process, and keeping and reporting accurate records of every student’s performance.
The following are commonly regarded dishonest student practices. There are many others.
Plagiarism is a common form of intellectual dishonesty. It involves using the intellectual work of another without giving that person appropriate credit. Plagiarism takes two main forms:
Credit must be given for every direct quotation, for paraphrasing or summarizing a work (in whole or in part), in one’s own words, and for information that is not common knowledge. Your teachers in the UP-English Course will help you to understand how to avoid plagiarism and how properly to use and give appropriate credit for the ideas, words, images, or creative works of others.
Penalties for academic dishonesty are governed by the Rules of Misconduct but because dishonesty is so serious, a first instance will produce a written warning, probation, and possible suspension. A second instance of academic dishonesty of any kind will result in mandatory suspension and possible permanent dismissal. If a student is suspended, missed classes count as absences.