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Academic Integrity

The information below is an extract of the Senate Policy on Academic Integrity Procedures Ė Requirements of Faculties and Schools.† The complete document is available at http://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/senate/policies.† The School of Nursing Academic Integrity Procedures are under review. Students should refer to Procedures for Review of Student Progress and Appeal Processes document http://nursing.queensu.ca/index.php?id_mnu=32 for the most current version.
†††† Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (as articulated by the Centre for Academic Integrity, Clemson University; see www.academicintegrity.org) all of which are central to the building, nurturing, and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University. Queen's students, faculty, administrators, and staff therefore all have ethical responsibilities for supporting and upholding the fundamental values of academic integrity.
††††† The following list defines the domain of relevant acts without providing an exhaustive list.†
a† Plagiarism
Presenting anotherís ideas or phrasings as oneís own without proper acknowledgement.
Examples: copying and pasting from the internet, a printed source, or other resource without proper acknowledgement; copying from another student; using direct quotations or large sections of paraphrased material in an assignment without appropriate acknowledgement; submitting the same piece of work in more than one course without the permission of the instructor(s).
b† Use of unauthorized materials
Examples: possessing or using unauthorized study materials or aids during a test; copying from anotherís test paper; using unauthorized calculator or other aids during a test; unauthorized removal of materials from the library, or deliberate concealment of library materials.
c †Facilitation
Enabling anotherís breach of academic integrity.
Examples: making information available to another student; knowingly allowing oneís essay or assignment to be copied by someone else; buying or selling of term papers or assignments and submitting them as oneís own for the purpose of plagiarism.
d† Forgery
Submitting counterfeit documents or statements.
Example: creating a transcript or other official document.
e †Falsification
Misrepresentation of oneís self, oneís work or oneís relation to the University.
Examples: altering transcripts or other official documents relating to student records; impersonating someone in an examination or test; submitting a take-home examination written, in whole or in part, by someone else; fabricating or falsifying laboratory or research data.
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