- Read and familiarize yourself with McAfee Institute’s academic policies.
- Communicate upfront. Let study partners know where you stand on academic dishonesty. If you work on group projects, be clear that you do not expect your work to be copied. A typist or editor must discuss any changes with you before making them on your papers.
- Learn Time-Management and Study Skills. Allow adequate time for studying and writing papers. Acts of academic dishonesty are often desperate attempts to cover-up lack of preparation.
- Seek Help. If you are overwhelmed by course content, visit the professor during office hours to discuss your concerns.
- Withdraw from the Course. If you are doing poorly in a course or if a crisis has caused you to fall too far behind, consider dropping the course.
- Reexamine Goals. Be sure that the goals you set and follow are your own. Do not be pressured by family and friends into a career that does not make the best use of your abilities.
To protect the value of your McAfee Institute Credentials and Board Certifications. Students who are dishonest in obtaining their grades may not succeed on the job; employers will come to believe that McAfee Institute students do not have the knowledge/skills to perform their work. You can help to prevent this by reporting acts of academic dishonesty.
If you observe cheating during an exam or know of students who have an unfair advantage, it is your obligation to report these occurrences to the ethics board. You can do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; they will investigate your allegations while maintaining confidentiality. Remember, you are the one being hurt if these injustices are allowed to continue.
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