University of South Asia is an academic community. Its main purpose is the pursuit of knowledge. Like all flourishing communities, the University can function properly only if its members adhere to clearly established goals and values. Essential to the fundamental purpose of the University is the commitment to the principles of truth and academic honesty. Accordingly, the Code of Academic Integrity- Policy on Plagiarism is designed to ensure that the principle of academic honesty is upheld. While all members of the University share this responsibility, the Code of Academic Integrity is designed so that special responsibility for upholding the principle of academic honesty lies with the students. The University's Code of Academic Integrity is a world recognized honor code. Any of the following acts, when committed by a student, shall constitute academic dishonesty: 1. Cheating: fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in any academic course or final year project or final thesis in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage and/or intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic course or final year project or final thesis. 2. Fabrication: intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in any academic course/ final year project/ final thesis. 3. Facilitating academic dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another student to violate any provision of the Code of Academic Integrity. 4. Plagiarism: Intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one's own in any academic course or exercise. If it is determined that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred, the matter is referred to Discipline Committee for further deliberation.
Students can expect to receive a reasonable number of graded assignments, projects, quizzes to permit evaluation of their performance. These assessments shall be returned to the students in a timely manner. Students will have reasonable opportunity to review graded assignments, such as papers and examinations (including the final examination or assessment), after evaluation by the instructor and while materials are reasonably current. Information about assessments and determination of the final course grade will be presented in a course syllabus. Ordinarily, in-class assessments are given during class hours in accordance with the regularly scheduled time and place of each course. Students are responsible for knowing the information in the syllabus, including dates of assessments and due dates of graded assignments. Assessments may take a variety of forms and need not be classroom-based written examinations. Final Examination: There shall be a final examination and/or assessment in every undergraduate course. Exceptions may be made with the written approval of the Faculty Dean. Each faculty member shall retain, for one full semester (either fall or spring) after a course is ended, the student's final assessments in the appropriate medium. The examination department maintains all examinations of students for up to 4 years. All in-class final examinations must be held on the date and at the time listed in the official final examination schedule. Out-of- class final examination or equivalent assessments shall be due on the date and at a time listed in the official final examination schedule. Students may seek to reschedule final examinations so that they have no more than three examinations on any given day. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the rescheduling or be responsible for taking the examination as originally scheduled. When rescheduling is desired, students should first contact their instructors. Students who encounter difficulty rescheduling examinations with their instructors are advised to contact Office [...]
PLEASE NOTE: Students are expected to take complete responsibility for their own academic work and progress. Students, to progress satisfactorily, must meet all of the requirements of each course for which they are registered. Consistent attendance offers students the most effective opportunity to gain command of course concepts and materials. To appear in final examination, some course instructors can enforce the rule of 75% attendance for appearing in the examination. In-class participation may be an ongoing requirement and an integral part of the work of some courses. In-class assessments may occur, sometimes without any advance notice- known as a surprise quiz. The syllabus will specify expectations about in-class participation and its relationship to the final course grade. Recording of student attendance is required of the faculty. Absences Absences from courses in which in-class participation forms a significant part of the work of the course (such as lab or discussion courses) shall be handled by instructors in accordance with the general policies of their academic units. An excused absence is an absence for which the student has the right to receive, and the instructor has the responsibility to provide, academic accommodation. Excused absences must be requested promptly and must be supported by appropriate documentation. They are granted by the Head of Department. Excused absences do not alter the academic requirements for the course. Students are responsible for information and material missed on the day of absence. Students are within reason entitled to receive any materials provided to the class during the absence. Students are responsible for determining what course material they have missed and for completing required exercises in a timely manner. Events that justify an excused absence include: religious observances; illness of the student or illness of an immediate family member; participation in university activities at the request of university authorities; and compelling circumstances beyond the student’s [...]
There shall be a complete syllabus for each course made available to students no later than the first day of class at the beginning of each semester. Any changes to the syllabus made after the first day of class will be announced and will be clearly represented with the date of the revision. The course syllabus will cover: - a course description including course objectives; - reference books for the course; - the content and nature of assignments; - the schedule of major graded assessments (e.g., examinations and due dates for projects and papers); - the examination and/or assessment procedures; - the mode of communication for excused absences; - the basis for determining final grades, including grading system used and the relationship between in-class participation and the final course grade;