Academic Honesty

IGSM’s standards of academic integrity are similar to those of other graduate schools. While these standards cannot be listed exhaustively the following are examples of behavior that is unacceptable:

  • Cheating: allowing another person to do your work and submitting that work under your own name.
  • Plagiarism: submitting material that in part or whole is not entirely your own work without attributing those same portions to their correct source.
  • Fabrication: falsifying or inventing any information, data, or citation.

IGSM policy holds that academic dishonesty may result in dismissal from receiving credit for a module, or possibly being dismissed from further studies.

Due Process and Student Rights

In all cases involving academic dishonesty, a student who is suspected to have violated this policy is accorded the following rights:

  1. Prompt investigation of all charges of academic dishonesty, to be conducted, insofar as possible, in a manner that prevents public disclosure of the student’s identity.
  2. Reasonable written notice of the facts and evidence underlying the charge of academic dishonesty and of the principle(s) of academic integrity said to have been violated.
  3. Reasonable written notice of the procedure by which the accuracy of the charge will be determined.
  4. Reasonable time, if requested, within which to prepare a response to the charge.
  5. A hearing or meeting at which the student involved may be heard and the accuracy of the charge determined.