MGRESA Academic Integrity Expectations
As professional educators enrolled in one of the Middle Georgia RESA GAPSC Approved Programs, you have a responsibility to conduct yourself with the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Academic honesty is one of the most important characteristics of educators. Through MGRESA, students are given the opportunity to achieve academically and professionally through an online or blended environment; therefore, it is very important that mutual trust exists between instructors and students. Accordingly, honesty in all academic matters is expected from all students. Any attempt to cheat, plagiarize, falsify information, or receive credit for work you did not do will be considered dishonest behavior and will be immediately referred to the MGRESA Professional Learning Coordinator.
Academic dishonesty of is a violation of 505-6-.01 The Code of Ethics for Educators, Standard 4 Honesty and will be reported to Georgia Professional Standards Commission for sanctions.
The following are examples of some, but not all, acts that are considered dishonest behavior:
1. Plagiarism (representing another’s ideas, words, expressions, or data in writing or presentation without properly acknowledging the source).
2. Cheating (intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized material, assistance, or study aids in any academic work).
3. Performing work or taking an examination for another student.
4. Falsification and/or misrepresentation of data (submitting made up data or sources).
5. Facilitating academic dishonesty is the act of providing completed course work for the purposes of allowing another student to use the work as their own.