Academic Honesty


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Academic Honesty

  1. 1. Academic Honesty Cheating, plagiarism and un-permitted cooperation
  2. 2. The purpose of university <ul><li>To challenge ideas and minds by thinking freely within research and education </li></ul><ul><li>BUT…within an international traditional regulatory system </li></ul><ul><li>University and academy lacks a sense of humor when dealing with academic honesty </li></ul>
  3. 3. Illegal file sharing
  4. 4. Disciplinary Measures <ul><li>Disciplinary measures may be taken if (Chapter 10 Higher Education Ordinance, SFS 1993:100): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of non-permitted material or tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attempts to deceive examiners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disrupts or prevents teaching, examination or other activities at university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harassment of students or staff. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Attempt to deceive <ul><li>By using non-permitted aids or in other ways attempt to deceive in connection with examinations or other occasions when student work is assessed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cheating <ul><li>To use non-permitted methods to attempt to gain an advantage. </li></ul><ul><li>Helping others to cheat is also seen as cheating </li></ul>
  7. 7. Non-permitted cooperation <ul><li>When students collaborate in work that is intended to be conducted individually </li></ul>
  8. 8. Plagiarism <ul><li>Plagiarism is included in the concept of attempting to deceive the examiner. </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism may be described as: any attempt by a student to use the ideas or words of others in an attempt to deceive the examiner into believing they are students own . </li></ul>
  9. 9. What happens <ul><li>The department is required to notify the Vice Chancellor </li></ul><ul><li>The Vice Chancellor may decide to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not proceed further </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hand out a formal warning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defer to the university disciplinary committee </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Disciplinary Committee <ul><li>May decide to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not proceed further </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hand out a formal warning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suspend the student for a period of up to six months </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suspension entails that the student may not participate in teaching, examination or other university activity </li></ul>
  11. 11. Uncertain? <ul><li>Ask! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examiner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student guidance office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ignorance is not a defence </li></ul>