Academic Integrity Policy
Academic integrity refers to being honest and responsible in one’s academic work. Every student is expected to make sure that any assignment he/she submits is from individual effort. Academic integrity ensures that students present their original work, express their ideas, and give the source of information for their work. In addition, it also ensures honesty as the students sit their examinations.
Students play a great role in maintaining integrity and honesty in their academics. First, they cultivate the values such as honesty and promote integrity by submitting assignments written from scratch. In addition, if the students have done the task in collaboration they also notify their lectures. Secondly, students report any misconduct encountered while carrying out their assignment, which helps to prevent cases of job cancellation. Examples of the misconduct include cheating, which involves receiving assistance from another person or using written materials when carrying out an exercise. Other forms of misconduct include presenting someone else’s work, which referred to plagiarism (McCabe, Linda & Kenneth 211).
Despite the above factors, students
violate the academic integrity policy while others interfere with their colleagues’ assignments.
Students can use several resources to control integrity system in their academics. Firstly, the students should follow the examination rules and regulation set up by the school administration (McCabe, Linda & Kenneth 216). The Student should also manage their time properly and revise for their examination. The student should be his or her brother’s keeper by reporting anybody who violates the academic integrity policy. In addition, they should have their exams cards to avoid impersonation; for instance a case where a person sits for an exam on behalf of another student. In conclusion, the student should follow instructions from the instructor.
McCabe, D. L., Linda K. T, & Kenneth D. B. “Academic integrity in honor code and non-honor code environments: A qualitative investigation.” Journal of Higher Education (2009): Print.