Bad academic practices
Universum College implements the policy against bad academic practices in order to reduce the level of fraud within the institution. Universum College does not tolerate any action that falls within bad academic practices by students, academic staff and administrative.
What are bad academic practices?
Bad academic practices include all acts that challenge the credibility and legitimacy of the process of evaluation. In accordance with regulations set by the College Universum the following ones are defined as bad academic practices:
Plagiarism is defined as the submission of a task or project which contains ideas or opinions from others and in which, the student presented it as his own creation without quoting the source.
Copying is defined as an unfair/dishonest act in exam. Some copying examples are: use of notes during the exam, talking to other students about the content of the exam, the use of technological devices (except those permitted by the instructor), etc.
Collusion is defined as unfair arrangement between students to cheat the lecturer (eg. agreements of students to copy from each other)
Imitation is defined as the appearance of a student with a false identity in order to perform the test for another student.
If a student is discovered or suspected that is involved in any of the bad academic practices mentioned above, Universum College will investigate these acts and will take disciplinary actions against those who are responsible for.
To eliminate any possibility of bad academic practice
- The student should submit only their own work.
- Students must clearly indicate the source of information for each citation, non-personal opinion or ideas used in projects. Thoughts or ideas used must be entered in quotes with the name of the author clearly stated within the body of the text and also at the end of the project (also known as the Bibliography or references). Students who have lack knowledge about this style of reference, should take advice from the Office of Career.
- Students should not use the information sent by their colleagues (via email, USB, etc.) without their permission.
- Students do not need to help their colleagues during the exam.