Use of sources and citations
In order to write a good assignment, it is essential that you use sources correctly. Using other people’s material without declaring it properly may be considered as cheating or attempted cheating.
All students are required to relate to the rules conserning use of sources and citations. Legal aid and use of sources and citations use are mentioned in Section 5-8 of the Regulations concerning admission, study and examination.
At the exams without supervision
- your assignment should not have contents from other people’s written material or from other exam assignments at VUC
- your assignment should not have contents from examinations at other institutions domestically or abroad
- do not refer to or use other people’s material without declaring it properly
- do not refer to or re-use your own written material without declaring it properly
Failure to properly cite sources or highlight quotes in any assignments that are handed in is reported as cheating or attempted cheating.
Cheating can have serious consequences for students. The consequence of cheating or attempted cheating may be the annulment of examinations, exclusion from the Volda University College and loss of right to sit examinations at other universities and university colleges in Norway for up to one year. cf. UH Law § 4-7 and § 4-8, 3rd paragraph.
The Director of Accademic Affairs will be notified if suspected cheating or attempted cheating. The student/-s will be called for a meeting with the Director of Accademic Affairs, who is responsible for the legal case process related to cheating.
At Volda University College's the Appeals Committee makes decisions in cases involving suspected cheating or attempted cheating. The committee determines the sanctions to be implemented in each case. cf. Regulations for admission, study and examination at Volda University College, § 5-10. Cheating and attempting cheating.
The Appeals Committee's decision may be appealed to a national appeals committee.