Academic Honesty of Staff and Faculty Policy

 

Purpose/Rationale: 

Academic honesty is central to the learning environment enjoyed by all members of  the Canford Institute of Technology  (hereafter referred to as “Canford” or “the CIT”) and an expectation of all CIT applicants, students, faculty and staff.  A breach of academic honesty is considered to be an offense against the academic integrity of the learning environment. This policy is intended to ensure adherence to CIT’s standard of honesty and scholarly integrity in all activities relating to teaching, supervision, research, administrative and consultative work of faculty and staff and to protect the academic integrity of the institution.

 

Scope:

The policy applies to all faculty and staff of the College and to all activities related to teaching and learning, supervision, research, administrative and consultative work.

 

Definitions:

Academic Honesty: is the adherence to appropriate principles or standards in the pursuit of all academic and professional activities.

Breach of Academic Honesty:  is broadly defined as an offence against the academic integrity of the learning environment, which includes but is not limited to, instances of  misrepresentation of personal credentials or achievement, plagiarism,  deception, fabrication, bribery, falsification and undisclosed conflicts of interest.

Policy: 

1. CIT expects high standards of education and training and requires that all members of the College community be committed to academic honesty and scholarly integrity in their educational and professional activities.

2. All members of the CIT community including faculty, staff and students are responsible for detecting and reporting any suspected breaches of academic honesty and participating in any investigation.

3. Any allegation of a breach of academic honesty concerning faculty and staff will be submitted in writing to the President or his/her designate. The privacy of all individual(s) will be protected during the complaint process.