Why is Academic Integrity Important?
Academic integrity is central to the mission of a university. The University expects its students to adhere to high standards of academic integrity in all forms of assessments including assignments and examinations.
The University views any violations of academic integrity as a serious disciplinary offence because it seriously undermines the value of the teaching, learning and research of the University. Students who cheat in their academic work limit their learning because they have not undergone the learning experience intentionally designed to help them gain the specific knowledge or skills. At the same time, if some students cheat in the assessment and get a good grade, it is not fair to the others who are honest and do their own work.
Finally, academic dishonesty will tarnish the reputation of the programme and its graduates and, in the long run, will diminish the value of the degree or education from the University.