Academic Conduct and Misconduct
This document adresses the question of academic conduct and misconduct at the IT University of Copenhagen.
Academic conduct exists on a basis of generally accepted norms relating to academic behavior and honesty/integrity. Violation of these norms is considered unethical and tantamount to academic misconduct. Academic misconduct includes cribbing/copying of material and cheating at exams but not limited hereto.
The following are examples of academic misconduct within the area of dishonesty:
- Attempts at taking credit for other’s work without consent and references
- Making use of the ideas or words of others without correct citation and/or authorization
- Use of unauthorized sources
- Falsification/fabrication of data or documents
- Helping others with the above mentioned
The IT University of Copenhagen expects all students to create their own academic work and not tend to dishonesty and academic misconduct.
The rules of academic misconduct involve work for courses such as coding, mandatory assignments, written work, productions, project reports, exam papers etc.
ITU deploys Ouriginal for detecting plagiarism in all project and thesis submissions. Ouriginal is a text-matching software which compares the content in submissions to content from the internet, published sources and previous submissions at ITU. ITU examiners have access to the findings of Ouriginal and may share them with external examiners if plagiarism is suspected.
Cases of academic misconduct will be treated according to the rules of the IT University of Copenhagen. These cases will induce disciplinary sanctions such as dismissal of academic work, a warning, suspension or quarantine from exams or classes or relegation from the university (termination of enrolment).
For more information, please refer to the IT University of Copenhagen’s appendix to the curricula.
Violation of the above mentioned rules is considered cheating.
Should an assumption of cheating for an exam (before, during or after) occur, the invigilation or the examiner will report this to the IT University of Copenhagen. Confirmation of such an assumption will cause the IT University of Copenhagen to make a decision of expulsion from the exam and potentially disciplinary sanctions such as a warning or exam quarantine.
Students expelled from an exam will not receive a grade on their work and any given grade will be annulled. Expulsion from an exam cause cancellation of all following exams in the same exam period.
Exam quarantine prevent the student from attending an exam, but the student is allowed to participate in classes and supervision meetings. In special cases, the IT University of Copenhagen is entitled to expel a student from classes and supervisor meeting or decide on relegation from the university.