The purpose of this policy is to guide all stakeholders and ensure that Cedar International School’s vision of academic integrity is actualized through its students. This manifestation, in conjunction with IBO’s Academic Integrity policy, will ensure that our students are thoughtful, global citizens who are afforded the freedom to build new ideas, knowledge and creative works while respecting and acknowledging the works of others. This is clearly outlined in our Academic Integrity Practices.
At Cedar International School, instilling academic integrity is a gradual, whole-school process that is started in the Primary Years Programme, reinforced in the Middle Years Programme and then subsequently cemented in the Diploma Programme. Taking this phased approach will ensure that the values of academic integrity (i.e. honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility) are maintained.
IB Learner Profile
According to the IB, academic integrity is a “choice to act in a responsible way, whereby others can have trust in us as individuals.” (Academic Integrity 3) Therefore, it is the expectation of Cedar International School that its students develop and nurture the attributes of the IB Learner Profile. Consequently, the IB Learner Profile is the keystone of our Academic Integrity guidelines.
We encourage students at CIS to be:
- Inquirers – who acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research,
- Knowledgeable – who explore concepts, ideas and issues,
- Principled – who act with integrity and honesty, take responsibility for their own actions,
- Open-minded – who are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view,
- Risk takers – who are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
Academic Misconduct | Definition
Cedar International School defines academic misconduct as using intellectual material without adhering to MLA style and formatting guidelines. Further guidance and examples can be found in our Academic Integrity Practices.