[ http://web.cs.dal.ca/~vlado/csci6509/AcademicIntegrity.html ]
Winter 2015 (Jan5-Apr10)
Faculty of Computer Science
Note: This policy is copied, with minor modifications, from the suggested university syllabus statement. Warning: Some external links below may become broken due to frequent changes of the sites in question. I check them from time to time and make updates.
Academic Integrity Policy
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?
Academic integrity means being honest in the fulfillment of your academic responsibilities thus 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 (http://ug.cal.dal.ca/UREG.htm#12)]
How can you achieve 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
do not download the work of another from the Internet and submit it as your own
do not submit work that has been completed through collaboration or previously submitted for another assignment without permission from your instructor
do not write an examination or test for someone else
do not falsify data or lab results
[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?
The instructor is required to report a suspected offence. The full process is outlined in the Discipline flow chart (http://academicintegrity.dal.ca/Files/AcademicDisciplineProcess.pdf) 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 instructor or the TA
Links to policies, definitions, online tutorials, tips on citing and paraphrasing
Assistance with proofreading, writing styles, citations
Workshops, online tutorials, citation guides, and more
Assists students with academic appeals and student discipline procedures.
List of Academic Integrity Officers, discipline flow chart, Senate Discipline Committee