Student Affairs

Education With Integrity

Education With Integrity

West Coast University is committed to the delivery of transformational education within a culture of integrity 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 (www.academicintegrity.org). 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! Retrieved from http://www.academicintegrity.org/icai/home.php

FUNDAMENTAL VALUES OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The Five Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity include the following characteristics:

  • Honesty

Academic communities of integrity advance the quest for truth and knowledge through intellectual and personal honesty in learning, teaching, research, and service.

  • Trust

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.

  • Fairness

Academic communities of integrity establish clear and transparent expectations, standards, and practices to support fairness in the interactions of students, faculty, and administrators

  • Respect

Academic communities of integrity value the interactive, cooperative, participatory nature of learning. They honor, value, and consider diverse opinions and ideas

  • Responsibility

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.

  • Courage

To develop and sustaining communities of integrity, it takes more than simply believing in the fundamental values. Translating the values from talking points into action--standing up for them in the face of pressure and adversity—requires determination, commitment, and courage.

Adapted from The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity, by T. Fisherman (Ed.), 2013, retrieved from http://www.academicintegrity.org/icai/assets/Revised_FV_2014.pdf. Adapted with permission. CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0

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 about the WCU Academic Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct policies, please click on the following link: https://westcoastuniversity.edu/admissions/catalog.html

EDUCATION WITH INTEGRITY RESOURCES

  • Blackboard Student Resources includes
    • Writing Resources
    • Blackboard Resources
    • University Resources
    • Online tutoring – Tutor.com
  • Library and Librarian Resources
  • Syllabus
  • University and Program Student Handbooks
  • Advisors
  • Student Success Workshops such as: Study Skills, Test Taking Strategies, Time Management

EDUCATION WITH INTEGRITY EVENTS
Education with Integrity Campaign

TAKE ACTION
As future healthcare professionals, ethics and integrity are essential to professional development.
Report Cheating
Promote Integrity
Get Involved

JUDICIAL AFFAIRS
Students and their guests are expected to conduct themselves in a manner aligned with student conduct codes that reflect 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. For more information, please click on the following link https://westcoastuniversity.edu/student-affairs/judicial-affairs.html