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Standards of ethical behavior to guide students’ conduct are as important in e-learning (virtual – online) as they are in the live classroom environment. They allow students to know their rights and obligations during their virtual learning experience.

Interactions with Faculty/Students

    1. Students should address all faculty members with courtesy. Appropriate titles (Mr., Mrs., Ms., or Dr.) and last names should always be used.

 

  1. Communications with faculty members/students on assigned teaching platforms must be polite, courteous, respectful and of a course-related nature.
  2. Students should not use “slang”; profane or disrespectful language/images are strictly forbidden.
  3. Students must use an e-mail address/profile picture appropriate for the educational environment. Inappropriate e-mails/profiles will have to be changed.
  4. Collaboration with other students (work with) on assignments is not allowed unless directed to do so by the faculty members.

Online Teaching Guidelines

  1. Remote classroom
    1. Students should set up their study space in advance to make sure they are able to work and focus quietly, without being disturbed.
    2. All students should attend online sessions as per the schedule assigned.
    3. If on camera, students must wear an appropriate outfit and exhibit respectful conduct, in line with face-to-face teaching.
    4. Students should comply with rules that the Faculty establishes for the online classroom, e.g. audio/video settings, asking questions or interacting during a live session.
  2. Communication outside of remote classroom
    1. Students must respect methods and timings established for contact hours.
    2. All communications should take place between 8am and 3pm only.
    3. Communication outside this time frame will not be answered.
    4. Students should not use faculty members’ private numbers for communication. Only platforms allocated for that purpose are allowed (Teams, Zoom, mail, etc…).
    5. Students should frequently check their mail/other communication channels provided by the Faculty to stay up-to-date with any changes or new information.
    6. Students should inform the administration in case of difficulties to have internet connection and/or a laptop/mobile device to attend sessions/hand in assignments.
    7. It is prohibited to share with third parties, documents, sessions and/or communication that are exclusive to the course.
    8. It is prohibited to take screenshots of, or record any of the e-resources used within the course without the Faculty’s permission.

     Violation

  1. In case of any violation, the Faculty reports the incident and notifies the student whether orally or in writing.
  2. A violation may result in dismissal of the student in the course(s), or from the Faculty as per the Faculty’s regulations.

Academic integrity is an ethical code, whereby the student guarantees that all work submitted is his/her own work.

Academic integrity violation includes:

    1.  Plagiarism – To steal and pass off ideas or words of another as one’s own, or use another’s production without crediting the source. Examples include:
      1. Copying and pasting a report from the Internet and presenting it as one’s own work/production
      2. Copying someone’s work without citing authorship

 

  1. Cheating – Integrity and authenticity of the student’s work is taken very seriously and will be checked using a variety of technologies. Examples include:
    1. Knowingly copying and allowing others to copy from another’s work.
    2. Misusing Internet content.

Plagiarism/ cheating is punished by assigning a Zero grade for the particular paper/presentation/project, a Zero on the course total grade, and may result in dismissal from the Faculty as per the Faculty’s regulations.

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