ACADEMIC LIFE


Cheating and Plagiarism

KISWCD will not tolerate academic cheating or plagiarism in any form. Learning to think and work independently is part of the educational process. Cheating or plagiarism in any form is considered a serious violation of expected student behavior and may result in disciplinary action.

KISWCD will not condone academic cheating or plagiarism in any form. Teaching staff are expected to uphold and support the highest academic standards in this matter. Tutors should be diligent in reducing potential opportunities for academic cheating and plagiarism to occur.

Cheating amounts an “E” unit grade and further attendance in the unit is prohibited. However, if a student appeals the charge of cheating, s/he shall be permitted to remain in the re-do the exam through the appeals process. Physical evidence, circumstantial evidence, and testimony of observation may be included. Said memorandum should notify the student that if s/he denies cheating an appeal is possible through the Academic Committee once the department head of the course of record has been consulted regarding the appeal. Tutors should be confident that cheating has occurred; if there is any doubt, the student should be consulted and/or additional information sought prior to taking action for cheating. Students’ rights shall be ensured through attention to due process.

The Examination Officer shall determine if any disciplinary action is required in addition to the assignment of a failing grade. Disciplinary actions which are possible include, but are not limited to: counseling, Special Paper or CAA assignments, suspension or dismissal from the KISWCD. The most severe of the possible actions shall be reserved for grievous cheating offenses or more than one offense by an individual.

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend class regularly so mas to maintain high quality standards in their studies. Absence from classes is regarded as serious. An excused absence can be allowed only by the tutor in charge of the class upon consideration of the evidence justifying the absence presented by the student. An excused absence merely gives the individual who missed the class an opportunity to make up the work and in no way excuses the student from the work required.

Excusable reasons for missing class

  • Illness with a doctor’s statement
  • Serious illness or death of close relative(s )
  • Active participation in KISWCD event(s)
  • Field trips
  • Jury duty or any other legally required court appearances
  • Job or internship interviews

Any student seeking to make up missed work pursuant to the above listed “excusable” reasons must inform the tutor of their intent in a timely manner.

Course Completion

Only the KISWCD Examination Officer is authorized to issue confirmation documentation attesting to matters pertaining to a student’s academic work at KISWCD.