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CIBA Academic Malpractice Policy

 

Policy 1.001: Academic Malpractice

 

According to Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language, to plagiarize is “to steal or purloin and pass off as one’s own the ideas, words, artistic productions of another; to use without due credit the ideas, expressions, or productions of another.”

The IB Diploma Program Handbook of Procedures states “ it is the responsibility of the…teacher to ensure that all candidates’ material for assessment is prepared according to the requirements of their subject; …all work submitted to IBO for moderation or assessment must be authenticated by a teacher, and must not include any instances of suspected malpractice;”

Academic malpractice includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism, cheating and/or misuse of all of the academy’s information technology resources as well as print resources.

Academic Malpractice is not tolerated at CIBA.

 

The Principal and teachers make students aware what academic malpractice is and how it undermines the learning process. All students are made aware of the consequences of Academic Malpractice. Teachers structure assignments and assessments so as to minimize the opportunity for Academic Malpractice. Teachers use turnitin.com, a service that checks student work for plagiarism.

Sources: Ledyard, CT board policy

   Staples High School (Westport, CT) policy

     John Hersey High School (Arlington Heights, IL) policy

 [adopted 11/7/02]

           [revised 11/4/04, 6/1/11]          

 

  

THE CONNECTICUT IB ACADEMY

GOVERNING COMMITTEE

 

Regulation 1.001: Academic Malpractice

Revision June 2011

Academic malpractice is defined as using unethical methods to gain an advantage. This includes utilizing any kind of inappropriate means of gaining information for use on assignments and assessments.

Plagiarism is defined as passing off the ideas, words and/or images of another as one’s own, without properly crediting the source.

Misuse of the academy’s information technology infrastructure will include but is not limited to, inappropriate use of network resources, hardware, or software, either physically or electronically.

 

Violations of the Academic Malpractice Policy will be divided into three levels.

 

Level One: violations include (but are not limited to):

  • copying another’s assignment

  • sharing an assignment with another student

  • working with others on an assignment that was meant to be done by individuals

  • taking information from another source that is not properly cited

 

Level One consequences:

  • Three (3) office detentions

  • A zero on the assignment.

  • Parent Notification

  • A record of the incident will be included in the student’s file

Additional Level One violations may result in further disciplinary actions.

 

Level Two: violations include, (but are not limited to):

  • Inappropriately sharing any assessment (or part thereof) with another student

  • submitting work that has been developed by another as your own;

  • Committing academic malpractice on any assessment

  • Using physical or electronic methods of receiving or giving questions or answers on an assessment.

 

Level Two Consequences:

  • Minimum one (1) day In-School Suspension (ISS)

  • Any student who is guilty of a Level Two violation will receive a zero on the assignment and will be penalized an additional equivalent number of points from his/her quarter grade. (Example: a 100-point assignment will equate to a 200-point deduction from the quarter grade)

  • A report will be made to the National Honor Society

  • Parent Notification

  • A record of the incident will be included in the student’s file

Additional Level Two violations may result in removal from CIBA

 

Level Three: violations include [but are not limited to]:

  • Stealing, accessing or improperly possessing any examinations or other assessments, either physically or electronically.

  • Altering grades on a computer database.

  • Committing academic malpractice on any midterm or final examination.

  • Committing academic malpractice on any IB Examination.

  • Committing academic malpractice on any IB assessment

 

Level Three Consequences:

  • Students are subject to removal from CIBA.

  • Seniors who commit academic malpractice on an IB Examination or an IB assessment will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony or any senior activities.

  • Notification will be made to the college to which the student will matriculate.

  • Teachers have the option of rescinding recommendations

  • Parent Notification

  • A record of the incident will be included in the student’s file

 

Process:

When a teacher has reason to believe that plagiarism has occurred, the following steps will be taken:

  • The teacher will investigate the matter with the student(s) involved.

  • The teacher will communicate the outcome of his/her investigation to the Principal. The teacher, in consultation with the Principal, may decide to issue a consequence and will communicate this decision in writing to the student and his/her parents as well as to the school counselor. This letter will be placed in the student’s file. If a parent/student wishes to appeal the teacher’s consequence, they must contact the Principal within five (5) school days.

  • The teacher will forward copies of all information and written work pertinent to the Principal prior to a hearing. The decision of the Principal is final.

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