Speak with your instructor before using ChatGPT or other generative AI tools to help complete assignments.
Students are expected to complete assignments on their own, unless your instructor specifies you may use these tools.
If your instructor has not specified you may use ChatGPT or other generative AI technology, or has specifically stated you cannot use these tools, using these tools to complete a portion or whole of your assignment will be considered academic misconduct.
Academic integrity as a commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. When these values are not fulfilled, it's known as academic misconduct.
The two most common forms of academic misconduct are:
At JIBC, we have an Academic Integrity Policy all students must comply with. Familiarize yourself with the policy to learn what is expected of you while studying at JIBC and the procedures followed if a student is alleged to have engaged in academic misconduct.
You are expected to create and express your own ideas for assignments. When you use ideas or information from someone else's work, you must acknowledge ownership by giving credit to the original creator. This is usually done through a citation.
You are also expected to work on your assignments independently or to give credit to anyone you collaborate with. During examinations, you are required to be honest and to not cheat in any way.
Review the examples of plagiarism and cheating below to help you understand what is expected of you and what counts as academic misconduct. These are not exhaustive lists.
Instructors can easily check if you’ve copied someone else’s work. They often check citations to see if the sources are correct or use text-checking databases, which can search through collections of assignments to check for potential plagiarism.
The consequences of being caught for cheating or plagiarising can be severe:
Netiquette is network etiquette, an expected level of conduct or behaviour when communicating using the Internet. It is "good manners for the Internet." In other words, think before you post.
Email Netiquette Do's
Email Netiquette Don'ts
|ask permission to forward personal messages from other people. Most people assume emails will be kept private, so asking permission is good manners.||Snopes.com|
|use a descriptive subject line. This is particularly true if an email requires immediate action.|
|double check the email address you are sending a message to. There is nothing worse than sending a personal message to the wrong person or, worse, to an email list of people. Check if there’s a “reply-to” address and don’t hit “send” until you’re sure you’re sending to the correct person/people.|
|remember that ANYTHING you send through email can be made public at any time. There are two parties involved in an email: the sender and the receiver, so keep in mind that you have to rely on the other person to remain trustworthy with the information you send.|
|create named email address lists for groups you communicate with regularly. This means you are protecting email addresses from viruses that scan inbox email addresses. It also keeps email addresses private from other people on the list. If you don’t want or need email address lists, consider using Bcc: (blind copy) instead of To: or CC: to keep email addresses protected.|
|double check your grammar and spelling. For work or school, especially, misspelled words or common grammatical mistakes can lessen the impact of the information you’re trying to share. Do a spell check or re-read your message before sending to save yourself a facepalm moment after you hit send.|