ADLC Plagiarism Policy

Program integrity and academic honesty are very important at ADLC. When students are successful in ADLC courses, we want full confidence that they have clearly met the intended program outcomes.

Plagiarism is the practice of representing someone else's work or ideas as one's own. It is an academically dishonest practice and is detrimental to a student's knowledge and skill development. ADLC uses a variety of resources, including third-party technology, to assist in ensuring academic honesty and identifying plagiarism.

ADLC takes a progressive approach to plagiarism to educate and correct the behavior. If a student is currently enrolled in any ADLC course and found to have plagiarized work, the following steps are taken:

Warning: ADLC Teachers decide if a warning happens instead of calling the first instance. The warning is recorded in SIS Communications.

First Instance


  • Students are assigned a mark of zero and are given a chance to redo the question or the assignment. It is up to the ADLC teacher's discretion whether or not to assign a mark of zero on the plagiarized question or on the entire assignment.
  • ADLC teachers record a SIS Communication and a "Student Note" (yellow pop-up).

Second Instance


  • The student is assigned a mark of zero with no chance to redo the question or the assignment. It is up to the ADLC teacher's discretion whether or not to assign a mark of zero on the plagiarized question or on the entire assignment.
  • The ADLC Principal, or designate, is notified and the instance is recorded in SIS Communications.
  • The ADLC Principal will send a letter (“2nd Incidence of Plagiarism”) to student and a copy to the student's principal.

Third Instance


  • Student is removed from the course in which the third instance occurred.
  • The ADLC Principal, or designate, is notified and the instance is recorded in SIS Communications.

Important


While removal from a course is limited to the course in which the third instance has occurred, the preceding steps can occur across different courses. A student who has been found plagiarizing in Course A and held to the First instance consequences who then plagiarizes in Course B will move to the Second instance consequences.

Further Instances


After the third instance, any further instances of plagiarism in any course will result in immediate removal from that course. Ongoing occurrences may result in removal from all courses and barring of registration with ADLC.

Clean Slate


Students earn a clean slate after one calendar year passes with no instances.