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Academic Integrity Policies and Laws



Academic Integrity Policy and Laws



Commitment to achieving academic integrity in an e-learning environment such as preventing fraud and impersonation


A plan to adhere to integrity in the academic education environment that includes the educational authority's policy regarding any impersonation of the learner's identity or committing fraud, while providing mechanisms that help prevent fraud and identity impersonation. The plan must also include the educational authority's policies regarding the impersonation of the student's identity or the act of cheating.

· Fraud prevention such as: diversification of assessment methods (changing the nature and frequency assignments division of tasks into parts, bank questions, the test requires submission of more than one solution, holding separate default during the test.

· Identity theft , such as verification of the duo face and fingerprint mobile number, and can use other techniques.


Among the mechanisms used to prevent fraud: -

A question bank to issue multiple forms for the test.

Ban back to the previous question.

· Display one question on the screen.

Use of smart browsers that do not allow the learner to open any application or search page and prepare copy and paste such as Respondus LockDown Browser tool available on learning management software.

§ The test is displayed on the screen and is not allowed to be minimized.

§ The options bar and all tools except Back and Forward are removed.

§ Prevents all apps from messaging and sharing the screen.

§ Disables printer, copy and paste functions.

Hiding all course contents at the time of the exam in a technical way to prevent the student from browsing it during the exam.

· Use the tool   SafeAssign in Assignments, Research and Test Essays

§ SafeAssign compares submitted assignments with a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing work.

Mechanisms used to prevent impersonation include:

· Step Verification: enter your user name and password. After that, the learner is asked to enter the temporary code sent to the mobile phone to verify identity.

A virtual class is held and the camera is opened during the exam time, and the professor is available to verify the student's identity.

The use of intelligent software with wide-ranging, modular solutions that can photograph the student to verify his identity and record any violation (using someone else's devices, using search browsers) such as Protector Exam

§ It is installed on the student's device.

§ The ID previously submitted is compared to the student by an observer.

§ Begins to work and catch any violations.

§ The observer can review all captures.


Academic Integrity:


Academic integrity is a basic requirement in all transactions within the entity, which emphasizes the importance of honesty and honesty for each person in the academic environment, including students, administrators, and faculty members. Among the forms of violations are fraud, plagiarism, and falsification of information in reports or signatures.



procedures:


If the student is caught cheating at the time of the test

1. Editing a detailed report of all what happened, attaching the evidence, if any, and submitting it to the higher committee in the entity.

2. Report the violation gradually and according to the student's behavior (failure in the subject, failure in all semester subjects...) or what the authority deems appropriate.

3. Maintain confidentiality of the case.

4. Informing the student of the disciplinary action before execution.


In the event of plagiarism in academic works, "academic plagiarism"

1. Editing a detailed report of all what happened, attaching evidence, if any.

2. Report the violation gradually and according to the student's behavior (deduction of grades for the year's work, deduction of the degree of academic work only).

3. Maintain confidentiality of the case.

4. Informing the student of the disciplinary action before execution.


In the event of impersonation to provide an unauthorized service

1. Editing a detailed report of all what happened, attaching the evidence, if any, and submitting it to the higher authority.