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Office of Academic Integrity

Office of Academic Integrity

  • Academic Integrity at Abu Dhabi University

    The mission of Abu Dhabi University provides for a high quality education, along with, developing students’ sense of ethics, morality, and social responsibility. Academic integrity at Abu Dhabi University is a fundamental institutional value governing its Community. Members of Abu Dhabi University Community, comprising of students, faculty, and staff, are expected to promote ethical behavior and maintain the highest standards of academic, personal, and professional integrity in all facets of study, research, work, and the pursuit of career objectives.

  • Office of Academic Integrity

    The Office of the Academic Integrity Structure

    As a part of the measures aimed at maintaining an environment characterized with Academic integrity (AI), Abu Dhabi University has revised its Academic Integrity Policy in 2009. To ensure the full implementation of AIP, as well as, building an infrastructure to support and sustain the highest standards of ethics at all levels of the institution, Abu Dhabi University created the Office of Academic Integrity (OAI).

    The broad objective of OAI is to promote, foster, and maintain a culture of academic integrity and the highest standards of ethics for all constituents at Abu Dhabi University. This objective will be achieved through a continuous process of:

    1. Raising awareness and sensitivity towards issues related to ethics, morality, and personal responsibility, as well as, educating the Abu Dhabi University community regarding different aspects of AI.
    2. Implementing the provisions of AIP.

    The Office of the Academic Integrity Structure

    The Office of Academic Integrity (OAI) was established in 2009, on the directive of the Executive Board of Governors of Abu Dhabi University, and under the leadership of the Chancellor. The responsibility for establishing OAI was entrusted to Dr. Jehan Zitawi, the Dean of the University College at the time. Dr. Zitawi, a widely respected academic leader and known for her unwavering dedication to academic integrity, ethics, and commitment to the wellbeing of Abu Dhabi University community, accepted the responsibility and built the necessary infrastructure to fulfill the mission of OAI.

    In March of 2011, and upon the departure of Dr. Zitawi from Abu Dhabi University, Dr. Ali Azad who was the representative of OAI in Al Ain campus, assumed the role of the Interim Head overseeing the operations of OAI at both campuses. Dr. Azad, also the Director of Al Ain Campus of Abu Dhabi University, views the significance of academic integrity within the overall role of higher education in the intellectual development of one’s self. In his words, higher education enriches good citizenship.The broad objective of higher education is to enhance one’s attributes of critical thinking, analytical ability, problem solving, and the tolerance for other’s viewpoints. These attributes can only be enhanced in an environment of higher learning founded on ethics and morality--the two fundamental tenets of academic integrity.

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    Dr. Ali N. Azad, CPA
    Professor and Interim Head
    Office of Academic Integrity

    Staff of Office of Academic Integrity

    Abu Dhabi Campus

    Mr. Basaam Murra
    Interim Officer
    Email: bassam.murra@adu.ac.ae
    Phone: 02- 5015910

    Ms. Margie Tadena
    Administrative Assistant
    Email: margie.tadena@adu.ac.ae
    Phone: 02-5015870

    Ms. Michelle Macha
    Administrative Assistant
    Email: michelle.macha@adu.ac.ae
    Phone: 02 -5015713

    Al Ain Campus

    Mr. Mohammed Hammoudi
    Interim Officer
    Email: mohammed.mustafa@adu.ac.ae
    Phone: 03-7090896

    Mission Statement

    Promoting and supporting academic integrity throughout the University community, fostering an environment of academic trust, honesty, fairness, respect, and responsibility within its student, faculty and staff bodies, and exhibiting and upholding Abu Dhabi University Code of Honor

    The mission of OAI establishes the following mandates. These mandates are achieved through the support of the Office of the Provost, and in collaboration with the Heads of academic and non-academic units.

    • Creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff are recognized for having high levels of integrity.
    • Promoting academic integrity as an indispensable part of students’ personal and intellectual growth.
    • Increasing students, faculty and staff’s awareness of issues related to academic integrity.
    • Fostering a climate of trust, honesty, and high standards of ethics in the pursuit of academic excellence.
    • Promoting a commitment to honesty and integrity among all members of the University community; and
    • Implementing the provisions of AIP.

    Goals, Objectives, and the Responsibilities of OAI

    The role of OAI is educational, informational, investigatory, and advisory. Its main duties and responsibilities are to reinforce the culture of academic integrity at Abu Dhabi University by:

    • Raising awareness related to the issue of academic integrity
    • Providing advice and counseling to students to help prevent violations of the provisions of AIP
    • Producing and delivering tutorials and workshops on academic integrity for new and returning undergraduate and graduate students, and new faculty and staff
    • Developing materials, displays, audio-visual material, printed material, and all other forms of communications related to the issue of academic integrity
    • Highlighting Abu Dhabi University’s expectations for honorable behavior
    • Working closely with Colleges and support units to coordinate and provide education about academic integrity for all members
      of the campus community
    • Providing procedural expertise and support to College faculty and staff to ensure they appreciate the value of academic integrity
    • Training faculty on plagiarism prevention systems such as Turnitin
    • Proposing and implementing ways and means to discourage violations of AIP
    • Processing allegations of academic integrity violations
    • Coordinating University-wide academic integrity initiatives
    • Maintaining and updating the University academic integrity Webpage

    Operational Activities of Office of Academic Integrity

    The Procedural Guidelines for Academic Integrity Policy Implementation articulates the operational activities of OAI in three distinct and interrelated areas.

    Educating Abu Dhabi University Community and creating awareness -- The Office of Academic Integrity starts its AI Awareness Campaign (the Campaign) by holding series of "Information Sessions" for students, faculty, and staff. The main purpose of the "Information Sessions" at both campuses is to provide information related to fundamental elements of AIP, its provisions, and the sanctions in cases of violations.

    Implementation of the provisions of AIP in cases of violations -- Implementation of the AIP invariably entails instances of AI violations. The procedural aspects in this area are presented into three parts of reporting cases of alleged violations of AI, the "judicial process" for adjudication of the reported cases, and the "appeal process."

    Imposing Sanctions for Violations of AIP -- As specified in Academic Integrity Procedures, violations of AIP are punishable by one major sanction: dismissal from Abu Dhabi University, including “F” in the course where the violation has occurred and forced withdrawals in other courses taken in the concerned semester (or term). However, under special circumstances, lesser sanctions may be imposed subject to the discretion of the Academic Integrity Committee and/or Academic Integrity Appeal Committee. The lesser sanctions are listed below based on the degree of severity.

    • Failing grade in the course where the violation has occurred and suspension from Abu Dhabi University for one regular semester
    • Failing grade in the course where the violation has occurred
    • Failing grade in the component of the course where the violation has occurred
    • Warning

    Imposition of any sanction is subject to completion of adjudication process of the case, based on the principle of “due process,” and after exhausting appeals. In cases of repeated AIP violations in more than one course in any semester, the most severe sanction permissible shall apply. Students with a pattern of behavior indicative of reckless disregard for AI and ethical standards are subject to dismissal from Abu Dhabi University.

  • Code of Honor

    Introduction

    It is important to Abu Dhabi University that its residents abide with a common bond of mutual understanding of expectations on the conduct of honor and related behaviors. The Code of Honor is a tool to use to communicate the expectations, and have confirmed understanding by signature of compliance to it (please see PRO – Code of Honor Policy).

    Each member of the Abu Dhabi University Community is required to abide by the tenets of the Code of Honor. All faculty, staff and students are expected to sign a copy of the Code, which will then be placed in their individual files. Those who violate the Abu Dhabi University Code of Honor will be held accountable for their actions and will receive disciplinary action up to and including termination from employment or dismissal from Abu Dhabi University.

    A standard form is to be used, written in either English or Arabic. The form that is attached to this policy is the standard English version.

    CODE OF HONOR

    On my honor as Abu Dhabi University student/faculty/staff, I pledge that I have a clear understanding and explicit acceptance of Abu Dhabi University’s Code of Honor.

    • Support and comply with all policies of Abu Dhabi University and help my colleagues to comply.
    • Perform my tasks and activities in utmost good faith, objectivity, transparency, competence, due care, and professionalism.
    • Abide by the highest standards of politeness and good conduct.
    • Refrain from any act or omission that may, directly or indirectly, constitute a breach of academic and/or professional integrity.
    • Deal with my colleagues in the spirit of professional friendship.
    • Remain accountable and responsible for all my acts and omissions, and contributing to promoting a culture of trustworthiness in the society.
    • Exercise my best endeavors to support and promote Abu Dhabi University in upholding its excellence and progression as a leading academic institution.
    • Uphold the principles of non-discrimination, equality, truthfulness, fairness, and respect in any and all actions.
    • Refrain from undertaking any act inconsistent with the noble and dignified nature of the University.
    • Embrace the highest ethical standards and above-mentioned principles even in cases of disputes or grievances.
  • Academic Integrity Policy

    Academic Integrity Policy (AIP) PRO - Academic Integrity Policy - Version 8 establishes the framework for the expected conduct of students to maintain the highest standards of ethics. The information on the following pages will help students and faculty to understand the various forms of Academic Integrity Violations and the consequences resulting from such violations.

    Academic Integrity Violations

    There are various ways in which academic honesty can be violated which are discussed below.

    • Cheating– Cheating is an act that diminishes learning process and is intended to gain grades and academic advantages without actually doing the intellectual work that merits the grades or degree. Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:
      • Copying another person’s test answers during an exam.
      • Exchanging information regarding an exam during the exam.
      • Copying answers from notes such as those written on the body, clothing, pieces of paper, or electronic devices such as mobile phones and/or calculators.
      • Obtaining a copy of or information about an examination ahead of time.
      • Looking up answers in a book when the exam is specifically a closed book exam.
      • Buying projects and term papers.
      • Copying from someone else’s paper, project or assignment.
      • Using notes or books during exams unless expressly allowed by the instructor.
      • Hiring a surrogate test taker.
      • Bringing forbidden materials such as calculators, computers, books, or notes into the exam unless expressly allowed by the instructor.
      • Communicating with other students regarding the examination during the exam.
      • Failing to switch off a mobile phone during the exam.
    • Plagiarism – Plagiarism means representing another person’s work as the student’s own without acknowledgments. Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It means that students have submitted work for grading that they have not written themselves. Hence, there is no way to know if students have learned the material or merely copied it. While students may source direct quotes and pieces of texts, these should be used to support ideas. Even if all the sources have been properly cited, extensive copying is unacceptable, as understanding can only be demonstrated by students using their own thoughts and words. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:
      • Borrowing all or part of another student’s paper or using someone else’s outline.
      • Using the same paper for multiple classes.
      • Submitting the same paper in two different courses and submitting it as the student’s own work
    • Fabrication of Data – Fabrication is the falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise. Fabricated information or data may not be used in any laboratory experiment or research project. Examples of fabrication of data include, but are not limited to:
      • Deliberately misreporting results of an experiment or field research.
      • Inventing data and resources for written, oral, or other presentations.
      • Inventing case studies and relevant facts in reports, papers, or presentations.
    • Presenting false credentials– Presenting false or misleading credentials on applications, CV’s, and any other documents presented as part of the student’s life constitutes academic dishonesty. Examples of presenting false credentials include but are not limited to:
      • Claiming degrees that were not earned.
      • Failing to report colleges and universities attended.
      • Presenting falsified transcripts.
      • Presenting falsified information.
      • Falsely claiming employment.
      • Misrepresenting immigration status.
      • Using fake ID cards.
    • Collusion -- Collusion occurs when students work together on a piece for assessed work when “working together” is not allowed. Collusion can occur when students copy from each other. Evidence of collusion on students’ papers occurs when two or more papers have similar or identical wording. An individual student’s understanding cannot be assessed if “ownership” of the assignment cannot be determined. A student who “lends” his paper to other students is just as guilty as those who have copied from it, and unless it can be proven with absolute certainty, who wrote the original paper, the “lender” will also be faced with academic penalties.
    • Free Riding – When assigned to work in collaborative groups, all students should participate in the activity or project. Students who could not demonstrate their contribution to the group work/activity will be considered as cheaters.

    Penalty for Academic Integrity Violations

    All instances of violations of the AIP are subject to sanctions, including dismissal for cheating, other academically related egregious acts of deceptions and/or reckless disregard for the principle of academic integrity. Under special circumstances and/or based on lesser degree of severity of AIP violations, lower sanctions may be imposed.

    Students found in violation of AIP for the second time will be subject to more heightened sanctions. Students found in violation of AIP for the third time will be subject to dismissal from Abu Dhabi University. Imposition of any sanction for violation of AIP is subject to due-process being carried out, availability of sufficient evidence being examined, the adjudication process being completed, and the process of appeal being exhausted.

    Students dismissed from Abu Dhabi University for violation of AIP will receive a failing grade (F) in the course in which the violation has occurred and Administrative Withdrawals (WA) in all other courses taken in the same semester. Students dismissed from Abu Dhabi University for violation of AIP are not eligible for receiving any refunds of tuitions and fees.

  • Academic Integrity Procedures

    The full implementation of the PRO - Academic Integrity Policy - Version 8 , as well as, building an infrastructure to support and maintain the highest standards of ethics at all levels of the institution has given rise to the creation of the Office of Academic Integrity (OAI). The broad objective of OAI is to promote and maintain a culture of academic integrity and highest standards of ethics for all constituents of Abu Dhabi University. This objective will be achieved through a continuous process of:

    • educating Abu Dhabi University community regarding different aspects of academic integrity as well as fostering a climate of high ethical standards by raising awareness and sensitivity towards issues related to ethics, and
    • implementing the provisions of AIP in accordance with the established guidelines articulated in Procedural Guidelines for Academic Integrity Policy Implementation .

    Educating Abu Dhabi University Community and creating awareness

    The Office of Academic Integrity starts its Academic Integrity Awareness Campaign (the Campaign) by holding a series of “Information Sessions” for students, faculty, and staff. The main purpose of the “Information Sessions” at both campuses is to provide information related to fundamental elements of AIP, its provisions, and the sanctions in cases of violations.

    Implementation of the provisions of AIP in cases of violations

    Implementation of the AIP invariably entails instances of AI violations. The procedural aspects in this area are presented into three parts of reporting cases of alleged violations of AI, the “judicial process” for adjudication of the reported cases, and the appeal process (for additional details, please see Procedural Guidelines for Academic Integrity Policy Implementation ).

    • Reporting the cases of alleged AI violations -- Once a student has violated AIP and there is sufficient evidence to support the violation, the incident must be reported to OAI. The report should be filed by the faculty/proctor/staff who possesses knowledge of the alleged violation or misconduct.
    • The “Judicial Process” -- The judicial process is intended to ensure a “fair and equitable” treatment of all reported cases based on the principle of due-process. The “judicial process” establishes the framework for validation, as well as, disposition of alleged violations. The alleged violations will be referred to the Academic Integrity Committee (AIC) for resolution provided that the alleged violation is supported by sufficient evidence. Cases of alleged violation without sufficient evidence will be dismissed by OAI. The membership of AIC consists of the Head of OAI, Deans of the college for the student and the course, the Registrar, the Students Affairs Officer, and a student representative.
    • The Appeal Process -- The appeal process involves reevaluation of the evidence used to substantiate a case of AI violation. An appeal is an integral part of due-process and a requirement of AIP. The process of appeal is waived for the student who has admitted to the violation during the “discovery” phase and has signed a statement to that effect. The cases eligible for appeal are submitted to the Academic Integrity Appeal Committee (AIAC). The membership in AIAC is comprised of the Provost, the Head of OAI, and two faculty members, one selected by the Office of the Provost, and the other by the Head of OAI.

    Sanctions for Violations of AIP

    As specified in AIP, violations of AIP are punishable by one major sanction: dismissal from Abu Dhabi University which includes “F” in the course where the violation has occurred and forced withdrawals (WA) in other courses taken in the semester where the violation occurred. However, under special circumstances, lesser sanctions may be imposed subject to the discretion of the AIC or AIAC. The lesser sanctions are listed below based on the degree of severity:

    • Failing grade in the course where the violation has occurred and suspension from Abu Dhabi University for one regular semester (fall or spring).
    • Failing grade in the course where the violation has occurred
    • Failing grade in the component of the course where the violation has occurred.
    • Warning Letter.

    In cases of violations of the provisions of AIP by a team of students working on assignments or projects (e.g., group assignments or group projects), the sanctions will be applied at the team level (i.e., all members of the team will receive the same sanction). Imposition of any sanction is subject to completion of adjudication process of the case, based on the “due process,” and after exhausting appeals.

    In cases of repeat violations of AIP in more than one course in any semester, the most severe sanction permissible shall apply to every violation. Repeat violations of the provisions of AIP are subject to more severe sanctions, including dismissal. Students with a pattern of behavior indicative of reckless disregard for AI are subject to dismissal from Abu Dhabi University.

  • Academic Integrity and the Responsibilities of Students

    As members of Abu Dhabi University community, students bear substantial responsibility to uphold a culture of learning while adhering to the fundamental principles of ethics, honesty, and academic integrity. To that end, students are responsible to:

    • Understand Academic Integrity Policy (AIP) and its procedures.
    • Report violations and suspected incidents of academic dishonesty - even relatively minor cases.
    • Seek advice and support from the Office of Academic Integrity (OAI).
    • Access resources provided by OAI, faculty, and mentors at the Academic Success Center (ASC) in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses.
    • Request explanations or clarifications on any aspect of Abu Dhabi University Code of Honor and/or AIP, its provisions, and procedures.
  • Academic Integrity and the Responsibilities of Faculty and Staff

    Certain standards of conduct are expected of all Abu Dhabi University employees. These standards of conduct are consistent with the professional standards of Abu Dhabi University, the culture and values of the UAE, and the applicable laws. The responsibility of faculty and staff in the area of academic integrity is multifaceted. Both faculty and staff at Abu Dhabi University are expected to foster a climate of teaching, learning, research, and academic services in an environment enriched by the highest standard of ethical conduct. Faculty and staff are also expected to serve as the role models by conducting themselves beyond reproach. Specifically, they are to:

    • Uphold the Code of Honor.
    • Support strategies for the successful implementation of Academic Integrity Policy (AIP).
    • Provide exemplary conduct in accordance with the highest standard of ethics.
    • Explain to students the Academic Integrity Policy, its provisions, and the Code of Honor.
    • Pay special attention to the violations of academic integrity such as cheating and plagiarism.
    • Explain to students the expectations regarding examinations protocols and completing assignments.
    • Conduct careful proctoring of examinations.
    • Articulate the expectations of full-participation of students in any team assignments and/or team projects.
    • Direct students to access resources provided by OAI and Colleges to ensure academic honesty.
    • Report to OAI all violations and suspected incidents of academic dishonesty.
  • Plagiarism

    Plagiarism, by far, is the most common type of academic integrity violation. Technically, plagiarism is an “intentional theft of intellectual property,” and is subject to sanctions. The frequency of its occurrence (about 70% of all reported cases of violations) may indicate lack of understanding of the nature of the offense, as well as, lack of the element of “intent.” Plagiarism can often occur due to reasons, some of which are presented below (also see Procedural Guidelines for Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism ).

    • Believing that if the information is available in public domain (e.g., the Internet), there are no prohibitions regarding its use without acknowledgment.
    • Lacking knowledge about the need to credit the sources of information.
    • Lacking knowledge about proper methods of citation and referencing.
    • Thinking copying the work of others is not an act of plagiarism.
    • Wanting to get good grades (e.g., honor students or students with high GPAs are more likely to plagiarize than other students).
    • Believing that the act is “socially acceptable,” since others are doing the same”.
    • Feeling that it will not be detected.

    The necessary condition to minimize plagiarism is accepting the truth about three fundamental facts of:

    • Having the responsibility and moral obligation to tell the reader or the instructors that the work submitted is not original.
    • Concealing the sources of work is “lying” and in virtually all value systems “lying” is wrong and unacceptable.
    • Submitting work of others as one’s own is “stealing” – stealing of “intellectual property”.
  • APA Citation Style

    One of the reasons for plagiarism is poor practices in taking notes while researching a topic. Inability to take good notes may inadvertently result in copying from another person’s work without putting them in quotation marks. The result is plagiarism. Such inadvertent violation of Academic Integrity Policy (AIP) can be avoided by taking detailed notes, including the name of the author, name of the book or article, title of the article, year of publication, etc. The following four simple guidelines will minimize your exposure to the risk of plagiarism.

    • Use quotation marks when using the exact wordings of a source.
    • Paraphrase accurately and use proper citation.
    • Keep a detailed list of all sources of information used, including names of articles, books, online sources and their URLs.
    • Follow American Psychological Association (APA) style by providing in-text citation and reference sheet.

    Avoiding the trap of plagiarism is simple -- providing citation/references for the source of information. While methods of citations differ, Abu Dhabi University has adopted American Psychological Association (APA) style, which establishes its own rules and conventions for documenting sources used in a research paper. According to American Psychological Association (APA) style:

    • for every in-text citation, there should be a full citation information in the list of References, and vice versa; and
    • In American Psychological Association (APA) style, in-text citations are placed within sentences and paragraphs, so it is clear what and whose information is being quoted;

    Detailed explanations of American Psychological Association (APA) styles and formats can be found in OAI Class Handout as well as in many online sources. Additional information on plagiarism and the responsibility of faculty in this regard are detailed in the Procedural Guidelines for Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism .

    Examples of APA Style Requirements

    In-text citation

    “Community policing involves developing a relationship between citizens and the police department.” (Jones & Smith, 2005, p. 48).

    In 1998, Jones & Smith reported that successful partnership between the police and the citizens can happen in communities where both are involved in developing a mutual understanding of each other (p. 58).

    Reference Sheet

    References

    Basu, S. (1997). The conservatism principle and the asymmetric timeliness of earnings. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 24(1), 3-37.

    Cook, T.E. & R.S. Wallace. (1990). Financial disclosure regulation and its environment: a review and further analysis. The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 9(2), 79-110.

     

    Delaney, P.R. et al. (1997). GAAP: Interpretation and Application , New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

     

    Easton, P. (1985). Accounting earnings and security valuations: empirical evidence of fundamental links. The Journal of Accounting Research, 23(Supp.), 54-77.

     

    Hirst, D. E., and P. E. Hopkins. (1998). Comprehensive income reporting and analysts’ valuation judgments. Journal of Accounting Research, 36(Supp.), 47–75.

    Lipe, R. (1986). The information contained in the components of earnings. The Journal of Accounting Research, 24(Supp.), 37-64.

    Perry, S., and T. Williams. (1994). Earnings management preceding management buyout offers. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 18(2), 157–179.

  • Rules and Responsibilities of Proctoring Examinations

    Examinations are stressful experience for students. Students’ anxiety during the examinations is often more severe than the proctors can appreciate. For this reason, all efforts should be made to make the examination experience as relaxing as it can be, and avoid any attempts that might inadvertently heighten an already tense environment. The following guidelines should prove useful in reducing the level of anxiety (See Procedural Guidelines for Examinations and Proctoring ).

    • Reaching out to students seeking assistance.
    • Engaging students that might be wondering through non-verbal means.
    • Avoiding any form of confrontation with students.
    • Speaking with low and relaxing tone of voice.
    • Monitoring movements without attracting attention of the students.
    • Wearing a smile, and yet maintaining a serious attitude.
    • Following common sense in forming judgments.

    Proctoring of Examinations

    The overriding responsibility of the Office of Academic Integrity (OAI) in the proctoring phase of examinations is “quality control.” This responsibility is discharged through overseeing the proctoring functions and monitoring proctoring activities to ensure compliance with Abu Dhabi University’s Academic Integrity Policy. In addition, the Office of Academic Integrity (OAI) will arrange for proctors from external sources (or Abu Dhabi University staff) to remedy the shortfalls of proctors that might exist at academic units.

    For the purposes of accountability, academic units coordinate their proctoring activities through the Office of Academic Integrity (OAI) who remains the single direct point of contact between the academic units and proctors at both campuses. To that end, and for the purpose of ensuring effective operation, proctoring needs of all academic units shall be coordinated through the Office of Academic Integrity (OAI), including:

    • Scheduling of proctoring assignments
    • Selecting and retaining proctors (both external and internal)
    • Providing necessary information and other support to proctors
    • Undertaking all other necessary activities to ensure effective and efficient proctoring functions and activities

    Typically, examinations at Abu Dhabi University involve three types of proctors who have “joint and several” responsibility for ensuring the integrity of the examination process.

    • Proctor – is the person or persons responsible for monitoring exam-taking activities to ensure compliance with applicable rules and procedures.
    • Head proctor – is the person in-charge of the examination room and all the proctoring activities related to an examination.
    • Roving proctor – is the person representing colleges and responsible for all examinations in any given examination time slot. The roving proctor is responsible for overall compliance with applicable policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient administration of the examinations with utmost integrity, in accordance with applicable Abu Dhabi University policies.

    Responsibilities of the Proctors -- The responsibilities of the proctors are divided into three phases of pre-examination, during examination, and post-examination. While detailed responsibility for each of the phases are provided in the Procedural Guidelines for Examinations and Proctoring , the overall objective of each phases is as follows.

    • Pre-examination -- The smooth and efficient start of any examination session sets the tone for the rest of the session. Thus, the objective of the pre-examination duties is to ensure examinations start without glitches and to minimize the possibility of last minute surprises.
    • During-examination -- The most important objectives of this phase of proctoring are prevention of conducts in violation of rules of academic integrity, deterrence of behavior leading to violation of rules of academic integrity, and detection of acts of violation of the rules of academic integrity. The continuous vigilance and engagement of proctors in this phase is a necessary condition to achieve the above objectives. While detection of violation of the rules of academic integrity is sometimes inevitable, proctors ought to be extremely focused on measures that prevent or deter violations.
    • Post-examination -- The objective of this phase of proctoring is to finish the examination on time, orderly, and securing the completed examination sheets (lab in the lab-based examinations). Delivering the completed exams to the representative of the college or the roving proctors, preparing and signing any necessary reports, and making the room ready for the next exam are the other important objectives of this phase.
  • Examinations Protocols and Rules -- Student Responsibilities

    The Office of Academic Integrity (OAI) has the responsibility for overseeing the integrity of the examination processes. In this regard, OAI has formulated applicable protocols and rules that govern the conduct of both students and proctors. These rules focus on measures that would prevent and deter violations of the provisions of Academic Integrity Policy (AIP). While the Exam Proctoring Handbook details the responsibilities of faculty and proctors, this document focuses on the students’ responsibilities when taking examinations. It is the responsibility of students at Abu Dhabi University to be familiar and comply with the Examinations Protocols and Rules -- Students' Responsibilities .

    When taking examinations, students have certain responsibilities. The overall responsibility of all students is full compliance with examination protocols and rules which are imposed on students to avoid violations of AIP, and hence protect students’ best interests. Violations of examination protocols and rules are reported to OAI and subject to sanctions. For in-depth reading of the sets of rules, please see the Examinations Protocols and Rules -- Student's Responsibilities

  • Useful Links for Project Writing

  • Contact Information

    For any assistance, clarifications, or inquiry, please contact the Office of Academic Integrity at OAI@adu.ac.ae

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