At Brain Works-Total, we believe in discipline that comes from within. In a competitive society which emphasizes on statistics and grades for students to further their academic choices, we at Brainworks are not only heavily invested in their academic success, but equally invested in their progression as wholesome individuals with a moral fiber. A student’s moral awareness as it applies to the academic environment is foundational to his or her success. We understand the pressure that students have to perform under and we are all the more resolved to guide them through it. The school is highly committed to the value of academic integrity.
“In teaching, learning and assessment, academic honesty serves to promote personal integrity, engender respect for the integrity of others and their work, and ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they acquire during their studies.” IB Career-related Programme, From Principles into Practice.
Academic integrity requires that students produce work that is their own work. In contrast, academic dishonesty is a student’s attempt to claim and show possession of knowledge and/or skills that he or she does not possess.
Academic dishonesty involves any attempt to obtain academic credit or influence the grading process by means that do not meet the expectations for academic integrity outlined in this policy.
Academic dishonesty includes, but not limited to the following:
- Providing or receiving unauthorized assistance in course work and lab work, or unauthorized assistance during exams or quizzes.
- Using unauthorized notes, materials and devices during examinations or quizzes.
- Falsifying or inventing data to be presented as part of an academic endeavor
- Altering or adding answers on exercises, exams or quizzes after the work has been graded.
- Plagiarizing the work of others and presenting it as one’s own without properly acknowledging the sources. At its worst extreme, plagiarism is an exact copying, but it is also the inclusion of paraphrased version of the opinions and work of others without giving credit.
- Are expected to be familiar with and understand the Academic Integrity policy, and the assessment policy.
- Must accept full responsibility for the academic integrity of their own work.
- Should actively seek guidance and help from Academic Literacy teachers, subject teacher as well as the librarian as appropriate.
- Need to be familiar with and understand the Academic Integrity policy, and the assessment policy.
- Must be firm, fair and consistent in applying this policy .
- Have the responsibility to record issue pertaining to Academic Integrity and report to the Head of School and the appropriate Coordinators.
- Should familiarize themselves with Brainworks Academic Integrity Policy.
- Are expected to support their children with their tasks and other projects in line with the Brainworks policy expectations.
- Understand and accept any consequences in relation to Academic Integrity and support teachers in this.
Violation of Academic Integrity Policy
A teacher may choose to handle any academic integrity infraction himself or herself or refer it in a written form to the administrative office. Usually, unintentional or uninformed cases of Academic Dishonesty are treated with a warning. However, if a student is found practicing unfair means during an exam paper or encouraging any such activity, then the student’s academic work on that paper will be confiscated and considered ineligible for any merit/credit/grade.The said student may also face dismissal from the school.