INTRODUCTION

Academic policies and procedures allow students to clearly understand their rights and responsibilities. They protect the integrity of EIU-Paris and provide fair and transparent guidelines for activities related to teaching and learning across campus.

EIU students are expected to familiarize themselves with all academic policies. Students seeking clarity on academic policies relevant to or beyond those stated on this website should consult with the appropriate office.

EIU-Paris strongly values the principles of academic honesty. Maintaining academic honesty includes:

  • Creating and expressing your own ideas and work.
  • Properly citing and referencing other people’s ideas and work, giving appropriate credit.
  • Seeking appropriate, approved assistance from outside sources or persons (e.g. tutors).
  • Acknowledging collaboration.
  • Performing with honesty during examinations, avoiding collusion, collaboration and/or the use of unauthorized resources.

EIU-Paris will not tolerate instances of academic dishonesty and will provide appropriate educational and punitive sanctions for violations of this policy. Sanctions may range from educational programmes up to suspension and expulsion.

ACADEMIC HONESTY CONTRACT

Academic honesty is a fundamental principle of the educational process. It is essential to maintaining the value of the academic degree students receive and the credibility of the university.

Academic honesty is vital to the proper evaluation of the level of knowledge and understanding a student acquires in a course. This evaluation may be based on quizzes, exams, reports, homework, projects, discussions and any other assignments used by the faculty to ascertain the student’s command of the course material. Any act that invalidates the process of evaluation is an act of academic dishonesty.

EIU-Paris forbids all forms of academic dishonesty including cheating and plagiarism.

Examples of academic honesty include but are not limited to:

  • Copying from another student’s assignment, enabling unauthorized access to test or assignment answers and use of false identity online.
  • Plagiarism; representing another’s academic or creative work as your own, and incorporating another’s ideas, words, or phrasing without giving credit to the author.
  • Alteration of official records.
  • Changing already graded documents by hacking.
  • Submission of assignments, reports, and projects mostly prepared by another student.
  • Facilitation or assistance in any act of academic dishonesty

Students caught engaging in academic dishonesty may be subject to failure for the assignment and/or additional disciplinary procedures as deemed fit.

STUDENT ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES

It is the responsibility of students to:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures, deadlines, and graduation requirements found within this catalogue and the Student Handbook.
  • Monitor progress toward completion of graduation requirements.
  • Comply with the content of the Student Handbook and Student’s Rights and Responsibilities.

EIU-Paris expects high standards of honesty and integrity from all members of the community. The university is committed to creating an environment that facilitates the academic and personal growth of its members. The university, therefore, has a duty to protect its educational purpose through the setting of standards of scholarship and conduct

ACADEMIC HONESTY

Academic honesty is a fundamental principle of the educational process. It is essential to maintaining the value of the academic degree students receive and the credibility of the university.

Academic honesty is vital to the proper evaluation of the level of knowledge and understanding a student acquires in a course. This evaluation may be based on quizzes, exams, reports, homework, projects, discussions and any other assignments used by the faculty to ascertain the student’s command of the course material. Any act that invalidates the process of evaluation is an act of academic dishonesty.

EIU-Paris forbids all forms of academic dishonesty including cheating and plagiarism.

Examples of academic honesty include but are not limited to:

  • Copying from another student’s assignment, enabling unauthorized access to test or assignment answers and use of false identity online.
  • Plagiarism; representing another’s academic or creative work as your own, and incorporating another’s ideas, words, or phrasing without giving credit to the author.
  • Alteration of official records.
  • Changing already graded documents by hacking.
  • Submission of assignments, reports, and projects mostly prepared by another student.
  • Facilitation or assistance in any act of academic dishonesty

Students caught engaging in academic dishonesty may be subject to failure for the assignment and/or additional disciplinary procedures as deemed fit.

RIGHTS OF ACCUSED STUDENTS

Along with the right to privacy and the right to protection against discrimination, both of which apply to all EIU-Paris students, students accused of violating the Academic Honesty Policy shall also be given the following rights:

  • A fair, impartial, and equitable process that respects the rights of all participants.
  • Be treated with respect by University officials.
  • Written and timely notice of charges and hearing absent extenuating or extraordinary circumstances.
  • Be presumed not responsible until found responsible by a preponderance of evidence.
  • Have an advisor with them throughout the hearing process.
  • Review all relevant documentary evidence regarding the allegation, at least two (2) days prior to a hearing.
  • Have unrelated past behavior excluded from the hearing.
  • Choose not to present evidence or speak on their own behalf. A decision will still be rendered based on the information that is presented at the hearing.
  • Be informed, in writing, promptly of the outcome, pending all appeals.
  • To appeal the decision and/or the sanction imposed based on specific grounds.

ACADEMIC FREEDOM

It is the policy of EIU-Paris that in the context of academic discussion and assignments students may freely express their own perspectives or opinions on substantive issues. We may not penalize or censor students for dissenting or controversial views.

PLAGIARISM POLICY

Plagiarism is the act of taking another person’s writing, conversation, song, or even idea and passing it off as your own.

This includes information from:

  • Web pages, books, songs, television shows, email messages, interviews, articles, artworks or any other medium.

Whenever you paraphrase, summarize, or take words, phrases, or sentences from another person’s work, it is necessary to indicate the source of the information within your paper using an internal citation. It is not enough to just list the source in a bibliography at the end of your paper. Failing to properly quote, cite or acknowledge someone else’s words or ideas with an internal citation is plagiarism.

Up to 25% plagiarism can be accepted for the lecturers to grade the paper. Disciplinary sanctions for violating EIU-Paris standards relating to academic dishonesty includes failing grade for the course and /or dismissal from the university.

PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING ACADEMIC HONESTY VIOLATIONS

The University review of Academic Policy violations is an administrative process. It is not a criminal law process, nor is it intended to resemble one. The University review of Academic Policy violations is not required to observe formal rules of evidence and may exclude unduly repetitious or immaterial information.

EIU ACADEMIC SUPPORT & COUNSELLING

EIU helps the students at every step of their way through:

  1. Academic Counsellors:

Academic counsellors are engaged as a link between learners and EIU. They perform various roles such as facilitating the learning of subject matter content, assessing assignments, providing motivation and encouragement and supervising research papers.

  1. Learning Management System:

Learning Management System is also known as LMS. EIU’s Learning Management System is a vast repository where you can store and track information. Anyone with a login and password can access these online training resources whenever and wherever.

  1. Student Forums:

Students can create forums on eiu.ac website with fellow students to clarify their doubts and to have healthy discussions about the subject. These forums are specific to a particular specialization. We also encourage the students to set up their own support groups.

  1. Class Room sessions:

EIU hosts classroom sessions for the students at their Paris and Bangkok centres. The schedule for which will be released by EIU on the website. EIU also has Learning Support Centres for those students prefer classroom sessions and guidance for the programmes.

  1. Information Support Centre:

For any other issues the students can contact the information support centre through [email protected] or contact Whatsapp: +33607591197

WORKLOAD

The workload we recommend is an average of 10-12 hours study time per week for any programme.