Module 2: How do I maintain academic integrity?
2.1 What is considered a breach of academic integrity
According to the UOIT Academic Calendar, academic misconduct is any unreasonable infringement on the freedom of other members of the academic community. It includes:
- Violation of safety regulations in a laboratory or other setting.
- Disruptions of classes and/or examinations;
- Cheating on examinations, assignments, reports, or other work used to evaluate student performance;
- Copying from another student's work or allowing one's own work to be copied;
- Submitting another person's work as one's own;
- Submission of sufficiently similar documents for different courses without the instructors' consent;
- Fabrication of data;
- Consultation with an unauthorized person during an examination, or use of unauthorized aids;
- Impersonating another student or allowing oneself to be impersonated for purposes of taking examinations, or carrying out laboratory or other assignments.
- Plagiarism, which is the act of presenting the ideas, words, or other intellectual property of another as one's own.
- Obtaining by improper means examination papers, tests, or similar materials; use or distribution of such materials to others.
- Falsifying academic records, including tests and examinations, or submitting false credentials for purpose of gaining admission to a program or course, or for any other purpose.
- Misrepresentation of facts, whether written or oral, which may have an effect on academic evaluation. This includes making fraudulent health claims, obtaining medical or other certificates under false pretenses, or altering certificates for the purposes of misrepresentation.
- Submission of work when a major portion has been previously submitted or is being submitted for another course, without the express permission of all instructors
- Copying or selling all or parts of a textbook.
My friend just gave me his assignments from last year, and they are exactly the same as this year!
It's cheating if you copy from previous years' assignments! Always submit your own original work!