As a health care professional, you know that patients, co-workers, supervisors and other members of the health care team expect you to act in an ethical and professional manner. The Michener Institute believes that ethical and professional behaviour also applies to the learning process. Thus continuing education students are expected to conduct themselves with academic honesty and maintain the same level of professionalism and ethical behaviour as they would in their place of work. Acts of academic misconduct will result in withholding of grades or suspension from a course or program.
The Office of the Registrar reviews all information and documentation relating to acts of academic misconduct and notifies the student in writing that their grade will be withheld or that they are being suspended from a course or program. Notice shall be given within five business days of the incident being reported to the Director, Continuing Education.
Examples of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to:
Acts of plagiarism – taking, using and submitting the thoughts or writings of another person as one’s own. Appropriate referencing is essential.
Impersonation – having another individual represent oneself during an evaluation, examination or assignment.
Cheating – attempting to gain an inappropriate advantage in an academic evaluation. It can take many forms including:
- Obtaining a copy of an examination before it is officially available
- Copying another individual’s answer during an examination
- Bringing an unauthorized source into an examination or consulting said source
Please visit the Academic Integrity Policy page for more information.