The Academy's Guidelines for Students on Academic Honesty, Plagiarism and Acknowledgement of Sources are provided in the Students Handbook for observations by all students. Below are some highlights of the Guidelines:
The Academy expects that the work which students submit for course assessment or in examination is a result of their own ideas, creative thinking and research, unless the other sources of the work submitted are acknowledged. This expectation of academic honesty applies to course assignments, essays, papers, creative projects, research projects, work in examinations, presentations, and any other kind of submission required by the relevant academic programme.
If students use another person’s ideas, creative work or research in any work which is submitted by the students for course assessment or in examination, be it in the written form or in any other medium of the arts, proper acknowledgement of the sources is required; failure to do so constitutes plagiarism on the part of the students. To plagiarise is ‘to take (ideas, writings, etc) from (another) and pass them off as one’s own’ (Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 1996). The Academy considers plagiarism as serious misconduct which is subject to disciplinary action.
Acknowledgement of Sources - General Guidelines