Academic Integrity

At Islamic University of Technology (IUT), a high value is placed on academic integrity. Faculty members are expected to maintain this integrity personally and insist on it in the academic performance of their students. Academic integrity is violated in a number of ways, but some illustrations include: cheating on examinations and quizzes, fabricating or altering data used in an assignment, facilitating academic dishonesty, multiple submissions of the same work, and disregarding other rules of academic integrity established by a faculty member.

Students who violate standards of academic integrity do not fulfill the character prerequisite for graduation from the University. Dishonest academic practices will therefore be tracked, and Student Life will maintain a central record of occurrences of academic dishonesty. Repeated offenses will result in increasingly severe consequences (see below). Students with three academic integrity violations will be academically dismissed from the University.

If an act of academic dishonesty is determined to have occurred, one or more of the following sanctions below will be imposed by the reporting faculty member, depending on the severity of the offense. The decision of the faculty member will be communicated in writing to the student as well as be reported to the Office of Examination Committee and the Provost, which are responsible for maintaining student conduct records. The incident will result in an official disciplinary record for the student(s).

  • Warning
  • Requiring student to redo assignment, re-take exam, etc.
  • An “F” on the assignment or exam
  • Reduction of course grade
  • Failure for entire course
  • Combination of any of the above sanctions.

Multiple, or additional offenses (in the same or other courses) will bring, in addition to the above academic consequences, disciplinary action by IUT Administration. Further, students with third offenses may be subject to disciplinary dismissal from the University. A violation of the Academic Integrity policy discovered after the conferral of a degree is grounds for Withdrawal of (Rescind) Degree. Any dispute arising out of charges of academic dishonesty should be resolved through the process set forth in the “Academic Grievance Procedures”.

Additional Resources on Academic Integrity
What is Plagiarism?
How to Ensure Academic Integrity?