Academic Integrity

Corwin Advance Standards of Academic Integrity

Corwin Advance maintains high standards of academic integrity related to student academic performance in our courses. When enrolling in a Corwin Advance course, you do so with the understanding and agreement to produce your own work, to submit assignments that you completed yourself, and to take quizzes and exams without the assistance of others. Course facilitators will enforce the Standards of Academic Integrity Policy and will report to Corwin all suspected violations.

Violations of the Standards of Academic Integrity Policy include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cheating: intentionally using unapproved content or information to complete a quiz, test, or assignment
  • Plagiarism: representing the words, images, creations or ideas of another as one's own in any academic exercise without acknowledging the original source
  • False citation: intentionally giving attribution of academic sources to an incorrect or fabricated source
  • False representation: having others complete an assignment, quiz or exam instead of completing it oneself

When taking a Corwin Advance course for graduate credit, students must adhere to the academic integrity and/or honor code of the accrediting university, whose policy will take precedent. That policy will be referenced within the course content and can be found on the university’s web site.

Corwin will require all students to submit eligible assignments through plagiarism evaluation software Turnitin.com that is integrated into the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Corwin will not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for the results of the Turnitin.com database and will not be responsible for any decisions or actions based on such results or any claims, damages, or other liability arising from or in way associated with Turnitin.com’s findings.

Consequences of Violating the Standards of Academic Integrity Policy

Corwin will accept student assignments through the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) which will require the use of a third-party plagiarism evaluation software Turnitin.com, prior to submission of the assignment to the course facilitator.

Should a course facilitator suspect a violation and report the issue to Corwin, the learner will be contacted. The issue will be investigated. Once the investigation is concluded and a determination has been made, the learner will be contacted in writing. Should a learner be found to have violated the policy, Corwin will have the sole discretion to determine appropriate action which may include, without limitation, one or more of the following:

  • The learner will receive a zero on the assignment
  • The learner will receive a zero for the course
  • The learner may be asked to resubmit the assignment
  • The learner will not be allowed to enroll in another Corwin Advance course
  • The learner will not be reimbursed