Academic Integrity Policy – Updated/Revised 2019

The CAMRT is committed to academic integrity. Plagiarism, cheating and attempting to obtain an unfair academic advantage are forms of academic misconduct. The CAMRT expects all CPD candidates to act with academic integrity and abide by the Academic Integrity Policy outlined herein.

Plagiarism: is the use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Assignment and examination answers must be in the candidate’s own words.

Cheating: is an attempt to gain an inappropriate advantage in an academic evaluation. This can include accessing unauthorized materials, another candidate’s work or colluding with others during an assessment.

CAMRT exams are intended to be closed book. Reference materials (course manual, internet resources, etc.) should not be accessed during the exam.

CAMRT course assignments and examinations must be completed independently.

The following are considered academic misconduct:

  • Reproduction and/or distribution of an assignment/examination or any of its components in any form (including photographs and/or screen shots).
  • Copying or sharing another person’s answers to any assignment and/or examination questions.
  • Copying content from a source or publication (i.e. course textbook) without proper citations or attributions.
  • Consulting or bringing an unauthorized source specific to the subject matter during an examination (including course materials opened in separate browsers).
  • Colluding with others during any assessment.

Consequences of academic misconduct:

First offence: Automatic mark of zero (‘0’) on the assessment where academic misconduct is identified.

Second offense: Automatic course failure, without refund. The student will be disqualified from the course and will be ineligible to re-apply for this course for one (1) year.