Academic Integrity

Bryan College of Health Sciences is committed to being an academic community of integrity. Academic integrity is expected in all endeavors of its administration, faculty, staff, and student body. Academic integrity encompasses honesty, trust, fairness, respect, courage and responsibility as they relate to all aspects of academic life, including administration, teaching, learning, and research. The resulting culture of integrity promotes academic excellence at all levels.

Students are expected to live the values of Bryan College of Health Sciences and meet the high standards of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, courage and responsibility delineated in the College’s academic integrity policy.

Academic integrity issues specific to the student role include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating personal integrity and fostering integrity in others
  • Coming prepared to learn and actively participating in class and clinical
  • Seeking assistance from appropriate sources as needed
  • Obtaining advanced permission from individual course faculty to capture electronic files (including but not limited to pictures, video, or audio recording). Approved electronic files can be used solely for the student’s own private use. Capturing electronic files without permission or distributing electronic files is a violation of the BCHS Integrity Policy and may be considered a violation of educational privacy laws.
  • Managing time and resources to allow appropriate commitment to learning
  • Taking responsibility for understanding the meaning and implications of academic integrity and dishonesty as described in the academic integrity policy

Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to:

  • Cheating: using or providing unauthorized assistance to gain or promote an unfair advantage.
  • Deliberate Plagiarism: intentionally claiming the words or ideas of another as one’s own without attempting to give credit to the originator of the words or ideas, thereby implying the words or ideas are one’s own.
  • Negligent Plagiarism: a pattern of failure to properly credit sources in a written or oral assignment, due to inexperience with writing academic papers or making professional presentations.
  • Fabrication/Falsification: reporting or recording false information, or omitting required information.

Any individual who violates the academic integrity policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the college.