Freshman Academic Integrity Program Overview
“Integrity” means “being honest and living up to moral and ethical principles” (UC Davis, 2006).
Ignorance is not a defense for failing to uphold the standards of academic integrity. Be honest at all times and do your own original work.
The Freshman Academic Integrity Program is an initiative to build a culture of ethical behavior around academic work in Amity High School. The program begins with a series of activities throughout freshman year that present students with a number of opportunities to learn about the different topic areas related to honesty in academic work. These activities, created by Amity’s librarians, include original presentations, scenarios, discussions, a pre- and post-assessment, and follow-up work to make sure all students have a clear understanding of how and why to always work with INTEGRITY.
Cheating describes any action that allows you or anyone else to be credited for work, time, or results that could not have been obtained individually and/or within established guidelines. Included are:
2. Unauthorized Collaboration
Working with another person on an assignment which is supposed to reflect your own work.
Helping another person on their assignment, if is supposed to reflect their own work.
Representing someone else’s work or ideas (in any format, including images, text, data, etc.) as your own original work.
Not giving credit for the work or ideas (in any format, including images, text, data, etc.) that you used.
4. Falsifying Information
Changing information you take from someone else or have developed yourself.
Misrepresenting the truth or facts you present.
5. Lying to obtain an advantage
Requesting special privileges or accommodations for a situation you are not honest about.
Making excuses for reasons that are not true, or are exaggerated.
6. Recycling your own Work
Reusing work intended for a previous assignment, course, or other purpose without permission. (It doesn’t matter that it is your own.)
Reusing research results from your own previous work without proper citation. It is fine to include data or work you have previously “published”
7. Violating Copyright and Intellectual Property Protection
Using or distributing someone else’s work (in any format, including images, text, data, etc.) without permission or without paying when permission or payment is required.
This work was largely informed from the material on Academic Integrity, created at the University of California Davis, by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs, part of the Division of Student Affairs, dated September 2006. It is accessible at http://sja.ucdavis.edu/publications
University of California Davis, Division of Student Affairs, Office of Student Judicial Affairs. (2008, February 25). Integrity: an essential piece of the puzzle. [PDF document]. Retrieved from http://sja.ucdavis.edu/publications.
Session 1: Academic Integrity Video Part I and Questions
Time: 6 minutes
View the video Academic Integrity Video Part 1: You will have to log into your school Google account to do this.
This video covers the following topics
At the end of the video, answer the multiple choice scenarios to check for your understanding of the content.
This video covers the following topics:
You will answer questions throughout the video to check for your understanding of the content.