Academic Integrity Policies
Academic integrity is one of the most important requirements for both online and in-person training, so the trainee must abide by it and be able to maintain educational integrity and be responsible for every action that conflicts with academic integrity.
The ways of violating scientific integrity that should be avoided are as follows:
Trainee impersonation: Any person pretending to be someone else to perform the test on his behalf, or to participate in activities on behalf of another. In this case, the person impersonating a trainee in one of the Masarat Center courses is investigated, and the trainee motivated to impersonate and his test is cancelled.
It is the quotation of sentences, phrases and works that others have worked hard to do and publish to benefit the community, and to use all or part of them without prior permission from their owners and publish them on websites, blogs, and social media sites without referring to them as a reference. In the case of the trainee, he is completely copying and pasting the information from websites, publications and books and using it to do the homework while ignoring the writing of the source and submitting it in his name that he is the writer of the content from his thought and effort, and this is a mistake that must alert the trainee to that and ask him to write the source in the references section.
Information is transmitted in an unauthorized manner by writing it on scraps of paper, or in notes on mobile phones and electronic devices of various kinds, and using it to solve test questions.
Abuse of help from colleagues:
This is done by taking advantage of the trainee’s use of his colleague’s work in his possession (such as: a report, PowerPoint, research…etc), as his colleague gave it to him to review it or to review it, or even as a way to help him understand how to do a particular duty. And his absolute use of all the contents of his colleague’s work without taking permission from him.
Exploitation of cooperation:
Where the trainee is completely dependent on another trainee with him in the course to do an individual assignment or a joint activity on his behalf.
Fabrication and Forgery:
The trainee’s alteration or fabrication of important information in an assignment, my performance task, or a change in a test result so that it appears better than the actual obtained result, or submitting a forged sick certificate as an excuse for absenteeism.
The Masarat Training Center works to achieve scientific integrity in training in general, whether it is in the center’s headquarters for in-person training or in virtual training via the Zoom platform or the website. One of his duties is to prevent violating behavior that contradicts the principles of scientific integrity by sending an electronic file to all trainees on their emails registered in the trainees’ registration system with course details, syllabus and academic integrity policy for Masarat Center, in order to ensure their prior knowledge of it and the consequences for violating it. Also, one of his duties is to investigate fraud, plagiarism and other illegal behavior. Emphasizing on the trainees the need to attach an official excuse explaining the reason for the absence, and appointing a supervisor to monitor the exams with the trainers.
Masarat Training Center works to achieve academic integrity in all cases in electronic and in-person training programs for development courses that do not exceed 30 days and less, through the following:
- Provide support and advice to trainees enrolled in development courses and urge them to adhere to the Masarat Training Center’s academic integrity policy, which is sent to them in advance via their e-mail, and ensure that they receive this mail.
- Encouraging the trainees to attend the course on the Zoom platform and interact with the trainer during the lecture and at the time of group discussions during the training.
- Motivating trainees to pass exams on their own and not to cheat by any means.
- Encouraging cooperation and the exchange of mutual knowledge among colleagues without overstepping boundaries.
- Each trainee is awarded a certificate based on his attendance of the courses according to the system followed by the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation.