Cheating, plagiarism and
the Disciplinary Board
Use of unauthorised aids during a examination.
This could be keeping their cell phone in the pocket or that it is in only on silent mode/airplane mode
in the bag/jacket. The cell phone must be completely switched off and be in the bag/jacket at the
designated place for hanging outerwear.
This can be easy to forget, so be sure to be there in time, so there is time to think about such details.
Be sure to check which aids are allowed during the exam, such as calculators and course literature.
Plagiarism is when a student has copied a text and claim it as their own, has not re-written the information from the course literature or other texts with their own words, forgotten to refer to the literature or forgotten to remove pasted pieces from the literature.
One tip: if texts are copied into the document that will be submitted, mark that piece of text with a colour, to ensure remembering to delete it.
Also, make sure to get the references in the document directly, as it is awfully easy to forget.
The Disciplinary Board
Students who have attempted cheating or plagiarism, or caused disruptive moments during lectures, hall tests or in the library, are reported to the Disciplinary Board.
Students who have done any of this will then be reported to the Disciplinary Board, where it is investigated whether the student has cheated, plagiarised or disrupted the order in the classrooms and whether/what punishment the student receives.
For example, the procedure for a report looks like the following:
Teacher/examiner reports suspicion of plagiarism.
The investigator (delegated from the vice-chancellor) hears the student about the case, where the student can tell their side of the incident.
The vice-chancellor, together with a legal team member, goes through the case to either write it off, warn or send the case to the Disciplinary Board.
The student is called to the board meeting, where they are given a last chance to add information and the board can ask questions directly to the student. After this, the student is asked to leave the room and the board decides whether the case should be written off, the student will be given a warning or the student is suspended for a period. The suspension can be 4 weeks and up to 6 months. The student can bring the studentombud to the meeting as support.
The decision is sent to the student via letter.
In the event of suspension, this applies from the date the committee met. While the student is suspended, they may not attend classes or obligatory parts, do not submit assignments or attend an exam. The student's accounts to the school will be temporarily closed and will be reopened when the suspension is over. Those responsible for the student's program will be informed that the student is suspended.
The student may conduct their own studies during the shutdown so as not to fall behind.
The student must also ensure that they are registered for courses that starts during the suspension, and this can be done through their academy's office.