2012-2013 Engineering and Applied Science Calendar
Definition: Academic integrity includes plagiarism as well as any deliberate attempt to gain advantage. Departure from Academic Integrity practices include fabrication of data, cheating, or uttering by a student of false statements relating to academic work.
Definition: Plagiarism means presenting work done (in whole or in part) by someone else as if it were one's own.
Plagiarism should be distinguished from cooperation and collaboration. Often, students may be permitted or expected to work on assignments collectively, and to present the results either collectively or separately. This is not a problem so long as it is clearly understood whose work is being presented, for example, by way of formal acknowledgement or by foot-noting.
The following are some examples of academic integrity. As it is not possible to cover every circumstance of academic integrity or plagiarism, this list should be considered only as a guide.
1 Examinations and Tests
a Impersonating someone in an examination or test.
b Copying from another student, or making information available to another student.
c Submitting a take-home examination written, in whole or in part, by someone else.
d Failing to obey or comply with examination regulations or instructions of a proctor.
2 Laboratories, Field Work, and Research Reports
a Copying a laboratory or field report, or allowing someone else to copy one's report.
b Using another student's data unless specifically allowed by the instructor and the author.
c Allowing someone else to do the laboratory or field work without the knowledge and approval of the instructor.
d Using direct quotations or large sections of paraphrased material in a laboratory or field report, research report, thesis, publication without appropriate acknowledgement.
e Fabricating or falsifying laboratory or research data.
3 Essays and Assignments
a Submitting an essay written in whole or in part by someone else as one's own.
b Preparing an essay or assignment for submission by another student.
c Copying an essay or assignment, or knowingly allowing one's essay or assignment to be copied by someone else for the purpose of plagiarism.
d Using direct quotations, or large sections of paraphrased material without acknowledgement.
e Buying or selling of term papers or assignments and submitting them as one's own for the purpose of plagiarism.
f Submitting the same piece of work in more than one course without the permission of the instructor(s).
g Unauthorized removal from the library, or deliberate concealment of, library materials.
4 Official Documents
a altering transcripts or other official documents relating to student records.
b misrepresenting one's credentials.
c creating or altering letters of reference.
Inpidual instructors or academic units will normally point out areas of specific concern not covered above.
Each student in Engineering and Applied Science is responsible at all times for conduct that will maintain and contribute to the reputation of the Faculty and of Engineering students at Queen's. In preparing students for the profession of engineering, the Faculty must send a clear message that the highest ethical standards are expected. Integrity is an essential component of these standards.
All forms of academic integrity are considered serious offences. A student who commits such an offence risks a range of sanctions including failure in the course in which the offence was committed, to a requirement to withdraw from the University.