Academic Honesty at The KAUST School<br />May 22, 2011<br />Mary Alice Osborne, Library Media Specialist<br />
Our Policy<br />At The KAUST school we have a policy called the Academic Honesty Policy.<br />This policy explains how we handle instances of plagiarism within our school.<br />The policy is available on our website:http://www.kaustschools.org/page.cfm?p=837<br />
Collusion: working together with others on assignments which are considered individual.</li></li></ul><li>IntentionalPlagiarism is:<br />Buying<br />or<br />Copying<br />Papers<br />
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The KAUST School Academic Honesty Policy<br />Honesty and academic excellence are important aspects of our educational lives if we are to be Learners who are: <br />Respectful<br />Responsible<br />Resourceful <br />
What is Academic Honesty?<br />Academic Honesty isthe production of academic material without cheating, lying, stealing or the inappropriate help of others (collusion) or using any source of informationnot appropriately cited (plagiarism).<br />Violations of academic honesty at the KAUST Schools are divided into three categories. <br />
Category 1<br /><ul><li>Copying homework or allowing homework to be copied.
Taking information from another source that is not properly cited.
Working with others on an assignment that was assigned as independent work.
Letting another student look at your work during a test or quiz.
Using other secretive methods of receiving or giving information during a test / quiz / exam.</li></li></ul><li>Category 1 Consequences<br />Teachers will report the incident to the principal and they will recommend the behavioral consequences. <br />Any second infraction will result in a category two consequence (suspension), and an on-going pattern may lead to a recommendation for expulsion.<br />Malpractice regarding academic work will be recorded in the semester/year end report card.<br />
Category 2<br />Taking papers from the Internet, other publications or other students without proper citation.<br />Taking any part of a test to use or give to others.<br />Submitting as your own, any kind of work that has been written or produced by another. (Collusion)<br />
These incidents can be considered theft; any student who is guilty will be suspended from school<br />Students will not receive a grade or score for the work. <br />They will be expected to make up the work.<br />Category 2 Consequences<br />
Category 3<br />These incidents are extreme and will be dealt with by administration of our school.<br />Incidents include:<br />A repeated pattern of category 1 or 2 incidents.<br />Lying or deceit regarding academic work<br />Altering records<br />Stealing examinations or unauthorized materials<br />
Consequences could include but are not limited to the student’s removal from the KAUST Schools.<br />Category 3 Consequences<br />