Academic Honesty

Demonstrating academic honesty means that all of the work you have submitted is original, in other words, it was created by you and reflects your individual ideas and effort. When you turn in work or parts of work that are not your own it means that you are not upholding this commitment.  Furthermore, it shows that you cannot or have not met the curriculum expectations. 

 When we submit work that is not our own, we are plagiarising. Plagiarism is unfair to other students and yourself because it denies you an opportunity learn. It is also a violation of trust between you and the teacher. Plagiarism includes copying from a classmate or friend or copying directly from written sources without paraphrasing or citing the source of the information. The most common type of plagiarism involves cutting and pasting text from electronic sources. 

Read full version of VIS Academic Honesty Policy 2013