West Coast University is committed to the delivery of transformational education within a culture of integrity in education and personal accountability as demonstrated in the University Values:
Academic Integrity and Intellectual Honesty – we are committed to a culture where ethical conduct governs our interactions.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ORGANIZATION
WCU is a member of the International Center for Academic Integrity. Membership affirms dedication to “identify, promote, and affirm the values of academic integrity among students, faculty …and administration.”
International Center for Academic Integrity. (n.d.). Welcome to ICAI!
FUNDAMENTAL VALUES OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The Five Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity include the following characteristics:
Academic communities of integrity advance the quest for truth and knowledge through intellectual and personal honesty in learning, teaching, research, and service.
Academic communities of integrity both foster and rely upon climates of mutual trust. Climates of trust encourage and support the free exchange of ideas which in turn allows scholarly inquiry to reach its fullest potential.
Academic communities of integrity establish clear and transparent expectations, standards, and practices to support fairness in the interactions of students, faculty, and administrators.
Academic communities of integrity value the interactive, cooperative, participatory nature of learning. They honor, value, and consider diverse opinions and ideas.
Academic communities of integrity rest upon foundations of personal accountability coupled with the willingness of individuals and groups to lead by example, uphold mutually agreed-upon standards, and take action when they encounter wrongdoing.
To develop sustaining communities of integrity, it takes more than simply believing in the fundamental values of academic intergrity. Translating the values from talking points into action--standing up for them in the face of pressure and adversity—requires determination, commitment, and courage.
ACADEMIC HONOR CODE AND STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Academic integrity and honorable behavior are essential parts of professionalism that will be required well beyond graduation. They are the foundation for ethical behavior in the workplace to which West Coast University students aspire.
For more information, please click on WCU Academic Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct policies.
EDUCATION WITH INTEGRITY RESOURCES
- Blackboard Student Resources includes
- Writing Resources
- Blackboard Resources
- University Resources
- Online tutoring – Tutor.com
- Library and Librarian Resources
- Research Guides
- Research Appointment
- Research Help Link
- University and Program Student Handbooks
- Student Success Workshops such as: Study Skills, Test Taking Strategies, Time Management
EDUCATION WITH INTEGRITY EVENTS
Education with Integrity Campaign
As future healthcare professionals, ethics and integrity are essential to professional development.
Students and their guests are expected to conduct themselves in a manner aligned with the student code of conduct that reflects the educational standards of West Coast University.
Judicial Affairs is the division of Student Affairs that administers the Student Code of Conduct, and is the responsible authority should there be a violation of the Code. Judicial Affairs outlines the student's rights and responsibilities, along with the disciplinary and appeals process.