Sample Syllabus Statement
At Dalhousie University, we respect the values of academic integrity: honesty, trust, fairness, responsibility and respect. As a student, adherence to the values of academic integrity and related policies is a requirement of being part of the academic community at Dalhousie University.
What does academic integrity mean?
integrity means being honest in the fulfillment of your academic responsibilities
establishing mutual trust. Fairness is essential to the interactions of the
academic community and is achieved through respect for the opinions and ideas
of others. “Violations of intellectual honesty are offensive to the entire
academic community, not just to the individual faculty member and students in
whose class an offence occurs.” [Intellectual Honesty section
of University Calendar]
How can you achieve academic integrity?
· make sure you understand Dalhousie’s policies on academic integrity
· give appropriate credit to the sources used in your assignment such as written or oral work, computer codes/programs, artistic or architectural works, scientific projects, performances, web page designs, graphical representations, diagrams, videos, and images
· Use RefWorks to keep track of your research and edit and format bibliographies in the citation style required by the instructor - http://www.library.dal.ca/How/RefWorks
[these examples should be considered only as a guide and not an exhaustive list]
What will happen if an allegation of an academic offence is made against you?
I am required to report a suspected offence. The full process is outlined in the Discipline flow chart and includes the following:
· Each Faculty has an Academic Integrity Officer (AIO) who receives allegations from instructors
· The AIO decides whether to proceed with the allegation and you will be notified of the process
· If the case proceeds, you will receive an INC (incomplete) grade until the matter is resolved
· If you are found guilty of an academic offence, a penalty will be assigned ranging from a warning to a suspension or expulsion from the University and can include a notation on your transcript, failure of the assignment or failure of the course. All penalties are academic in nature.
Where can you turn for help?
· If you are ever unsure about ANYTHING, contact myself or the TA
o Links to policies, definitions, online tutorials, tips on citing and paraphrasing
o Assistance with proofreading, writing styles, citations
o Workshops, online tutorials, citation guides, Assignment Calculator, RefWorks
o Assists students with academic appeals and student discipline procedures.
o List of Academic Integrity Officers, discipline flow chart, Senate Discipline Committee