Intellectual Honesty Policy
Students are reminded to cite resources used in their assignments and not to plagiarise the work of others. Plagiarism, which is substituted or presenting the ideas or work of others as your own, is a serious academic offence and will be dealt with by the teacher and school administration.
Authentic learning occurs when students create and demonstrate their own knowledge.
- Make students aware of the Intellectual Honesty standards at Bishop Pinkham School.
- Teach students how to incorporate research into their work.
- Teach students how to correctly reference and cite information.
- Carefully plan and supervise tests and exams.
- Communicate intellectual dishonesty to administration and other teachers.
To be intellectually honest a student must:
A. For tests or examinations:
- refrain from copying another's answers;
- use only materials or equipment that has been approved for use during a test or exam;
- refrain from communication of any form to fellow students.
B. For papers, assignments, or presentations:
- create and submit for marks, original work that has been completed through their own or their group's effort(s);
- credit the creative and intellectual efforts of others (cite sources/information).
Failure to comply with the above will be treated as Academic Misconduct, which includes but is not
- Cheating or helping others cheat. Forms of cheating may include, but are not limited to the use of unauthorized materials and/or services, online translating services, sharing answers, plagiarism, communicating with others: whispering, passing notes, signalling, exchanging papers, text messaging
- Writing quizzes, tests, or exams for others
- Using calculators inappropriately
- Tampering with or attempting to tamper with grades or class records
Consequences of Intellectual Dishonesty:
Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Penalties include, but are not limited to:
- Parental contact by administration
- School suspension
- Suspension to CBE student services