Academic Misconduct Policy

Academic Misconduct Policy and Agreement Form:


There are three types of academic misconduct.

1. Plagiarism

Plagiarism means that you copy ideas or words from someone else. There are many different types of plagiarism, for example:

• Copying and pasting material from a website, book, magazine, etc.

Making small changes to an author’s words and then submitting it as your own

Taking words, sentences, paragraphs and so on from published authors, your friend’s paper, or work you’ve already submitted

Using a direct quotation but not including the quotation marks (“……”)

Not citing sources or citing them incorrectly

Working with other students on a project but not putting everyone’s name on the final assignment/project

Having someone else re-write or make many edits/changes to your paper

Copying another person’s answers, including another student from TIU, from the Internet, or elsewhere

2. Cheating

Cheating is to act dishonestly or break a rule in order to gain an advantage.

Examples at TIU include:

Using notes for an examination or test that the instructor has not allowed;

Copying another person’s answer(s) for homework, an examination or test question; copying another person’s answers to individual projects;

Talking with another person(s) or looking at notes or a textbook outside of an examination room during the examination period (e.g. when taking a restroom/washroom break);

Submitting a test or examination work again after it has already been graded;

Presenting false research results or data;

Stealing, bribing or pressuring in order to access to an examination or assignment

3. Contributing to Academic Misconduct

This means to help someone to do any type of academic misconduct. This includes:

Offering, giving or selling essays or other assignments with the knowledge that these works will be submitted for assessment;

Allowing someone to copy your work on a test, examination, project or for other assignments.

Possible Penalties

Details of the misconduct will help to determine the appropriate penalty. The instructor will have discretion as to the penalty. One or more of the following penalties may be given.

a. A requirement to participate in specific Academic Advising sessions in the English Plaza;

b. A meeting with the Director of the GTI

c. A mark of zero on an assignment or any other form of evaluation;

d. A grade of “F” in a course

AMPA Form in English

Academic Misconduct Policy and Agreement (English) (PDF)

AMPA Form in Japanese

Academic Misconduct Policy and Agreement (Japanese) (PDF)

AMPA Form (Both Languages)

Academic Misconduct Policy and Agreement (PDF)

Academic Misconduct Policy and Agreement (Word)