SAFAA encourages all students to follow the core principles of academic integrity upon admission to the institution in order to avoid further complications and penalties.
The following fundamental principles are in the core of the policy on academic integrity:
- Exclusion of any manifestation of dishonest behaviour,
- Exclusion of all manifestations of plagiarism,
- Intellectual property protection,
- Ensuring an honest, fair and collaborative academic environment.
Any manifestation of academic dishonesty is characterized as a failure of the normal course of education and can cause a number of serious consequences both during the study period and in further career development process.
Honesty in evolving any kind of academic activity and completing work is the guarantee of the quality and effectiveness of the process.
The key manifestations of academic dishonesty at SAFAA are:
DISHONEST BEHAVIOUR: SAFAA excludes any manifestation of student dishonesty which may include violation of information confidentiality or code of ethics, any form of bribery, and misconduct during the classes and examination period.
ACADEMIC CHEATING (COPYING): SAFAA considers it unacceptable for students to copy out fragments from other materials, sources and authors’ works while conducting their academic work or preparing for the exams.
PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism is when one uses or introduces the data, information or idea from other sources and authors in his/her own works without giving a proper citation or a quote to the source.
ASPERSION AND FALSIFICATION (FRAUD): SAFAA considers it unacceptable to spread false information and slander in evolving any kind of academic activity.
FALSIFICATION OF ACADEMIC REFERENCES AND DATA: SAFAA excludes any falsification or intentional change of academic references, transcript of records and data in the Academy.
PRIVILEGED ATTITUDE: SAFAA ensures equal, impartial and inclusive conditions for all students guaranteeing healthy academic environment to study and acquire professional knowledge and skills. Thus SAFAA considers it unacceptable to demonstrate privileged attitude to any student which may imply unreasonably high grade or provision of exam materials or assignments.
SAFAA strongly follows the preservation of academic honesty principles by its staff members and students. In case of any manifestation of academic dishonesty SAFAA imposes the following sanctions:
- Warning with serious reprimand,
- Course/module failure,
- Retaking or resubmitting the work or assignment,
- Revision of the course/module,
- Withdrawal from the institution
More detailed information on Policy of SAFAA academic integrity is available here.