Cheating, Plagiarism and Submission of Assessment Components
a] Cheating is defined as the use of unauthorized material or the use of another students answers during an exam or in a coursework. Any student deemed to have cheated in an exam or in an assignment will automatically receive a zero for the exam or assignment and the matter will be investigated by the relevant committee. Appropriate disciplinary action may result in expulsion.
b] Plagiarism is defined as using someone else’s work ( thoughts, writings and inventions ) as one’s own. Any student deemed to have plagiarized will automatically receive a zero for the assignment/project/paper and the matter will be investigated further by the relevant committee for possible disciplinary action that may include expulsion from the college.
c] Sources of information and the idea used in assessment components must always be referenced in accordance to the referencing guidelines e.g. Harvard Style. These sources include books, articles, cartoons, people ( including assistance provided by another student ) , television, newspapers, radio, the internet or the work of another student.
d] Failure to observe these rules may lead to the award of a fail grade for the assessment component, a requirement for resubmission, reduced marks, or disciplinary action that may include expulsion from the college.
e] A lecturer who identifies a student employing dishonest practices is required to submit a written report to the principal within 7 days.
f] A student has the right to appeal a decision by writing to the principal within 7 days of receipt of the decision.