Cheating, academic dishonesty, academic misconduct
Cheating is any attempt to gain an unfair advantage over other students, and includes attempts to mislead a teacher, even in non-competitive, non-graded work and assignments.
Academic dishonesty is any attempt to gain advantage in any dishonest way with respect to academic work or performance or record.
Academic misconduct is behavior which is not permitted/ ethical in an academic situation, even when no advantage is gained.
Suspicions of cheating and other academic dishonesty and misconduct will be reported by the teacher to the Dean of Student Affairs with supporting documentation, who will in turn inform the Academic Honesty Committee. If an offense is found to have been committed, appropriate action will be taken which may include deduction of some or all marks, and possible referral to the Honor Court or the Discipline Committee.
Tests and exams
Disobeying instructions, disobeying a proctor
Working before the start signal, after the stop signal etc
Communication during a test or exam
Talking, signalling, texting, sending notes etc
Looking at another student’s work during a test or exam
Giving answers to another student during an exam
Taking unauthorised notes, material, equipment etc into tests or examinations (whether used or not)
Dishonestly obtaining test matter in advance of the test
presenting someone else’s work, words or ideas as one’s own – even if paraphrased
presenting someone else’s work, words or ideas as one’s own – even if translated
failing to give credit to other authors, failure to use quotation marks when required
submitting a paper written by someone else
submitting work as one's own which has been written, designed, drawn, calculated, performed, composed or created in part or in whole by someone else
Falsification or fabrication of results, data, information
fabricating or falsifying evidence, data etc
using other people’s results without permission
changing one’s own or someone else’s grades/ records in a record book, computer file etc
Copying someone else’s work
including one’s own, e.g. for a different teacher
including someone else’s submission to a different teacher
Working with someone else when specifically told to work on one’s own, whether someone in school, someone out of school, paid or unpaid
Any other form of dishonest or unethical conduct, including but not limited to:
offering one’s own work, assignments, test papers etc for sale
interfering with other students, harassment
making it difficult/ impossible for others to work properly
spoiling, damaging or destroying someone else’s work
bringing the school into disrepute
Planning or assisting another person to do any of the above
Also, concealing knowledge that another student has done any of the above.