Introduction

The Institute expects academic honesty from students and instructors. Students have the obligation both to themselves and to the College to make the appropriate College representative aware of instances of academic deceit or dishonesty. Generally, this entails making the situation known to the instructor, and if needed, to the Dean of the student’s school. Likewise, faculty members are responsible for enforcing the stated academic standards of the College. Instances of violating academic standards might include, but are not necessarily limited to, the situations outlined in the following subchapters.

    Cheating and Plagiarism

    Students at Tanzania Institute of Project Management are preparing for careers and becoming responsible citizens in a democratic society. Both require that they demonstrate ethical responsibility. It is the ethical responsibility of each student to identify the "source" for all work submitted to an instructor and failure to do so is dishonest and subject to disciplinary action. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, failure to indicate the source in quotation marks or footnotes for a phrase, written or musical, a graphic element, a proof, specific language or an idea derived from the work, published or unpublished, of another person. Each student is also expected to do his/her own work. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, submission of work that is not the student's own, theft of or unauthorized access to an examination, use of a stand-in/substitute for an examination, supplying or communicating unauthorized information pertaining to examinations, collaborating in the preparation of an assignment without the instructor's consent and submission of the same work in two courses without the instructor's consent. When cheating or plagiarism occurs, the instructor has the responsibility of assigning an appropriate penalty. Ordinarily, the penalty for cheating or plagiarism is failure in the course.

      Definition of terms

      Fabrication – Inventing or falsifying any data, information, or records. Obstruction – Impeding the ability of another student to perform assigned work. Collusion – Assisting any of the above situations or performing work that another student presents as his or her own.

        Procedure for Violators of Academic Misconduct

        1. When academic misconduct has occurred in an online class, the instructor has the responsibility of assigning an appropriate penalty in accordance with the instructor’s policy. This may include failure of the assignment or failure of the classes. This should be documented in the course syllabus. 2. Online faculty are to report all incidents of academic dishonesty to the eLearning Office in writing. The report will include the date, time and place of the event, names of students involved, a summary of the infraction, and the action taken by the instructor. 3. If the misconduct occurred during a proctored test, the Proctor will email a detailed account of the incident to the instructor of the class and carbon copy the eLearning Office. 4. Appeal of the action must be made in writing to the eLearning Coordinator within 10 working days of the notification of the action that will be taken. When academic misconduct has occurred, the instructor has the responsibility of assigning an appropriate penalty. This may include failure of the assignment or failure of the classes. Make certain to clearly state the consequences of academic misconduct in your syllabus.

          ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR THE ONLINE COURSE

          Success in this course is dependent on your active participation and engagement throughout the course. As such, students are required to complete all assignments by the due date, and to actively participate in class discussions. Additionally, students are expected to: • Log on at least three times a week – on different days in order to completely weekly assignments, assessments, discussions and/or other weekly deliverables as directed by the instructor and outlined in the syllabus; • Participate in the weekly threaded discussions, this means that, in addition to posting a response to the thread topic presented, students are expected to respond to each other and comment and questions from the instructor and/or other students; If you find that you cannot meet the class' minimum discussion requirements due to such a circumstance, please contact your instructor as soon as possible. Students will not be marked present for the course in a particular week if they have not posted on the discussion forum and/or submit assignment/essay or complete assessment if administered in that week.

            Student Privacy Policy

            A student’s username and password will not be given out over the telephone or by live chat on TIPM's website. All telephone, live chat or email requests for such credentials will be distributed appropriately to the permanent address of the eLearning student. We recommend that students store their usernames and passwords in safe locations to avoid unnecessary inconveniences. All eLearning students will receive their username and password information mailed to them in an acceptance letter. Also, all account statements that are mailed from TIPM will have the student's username and password included on the printed bill.

              ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

              TIPM is committed to complying by making reasonable accommodations in its academic programs, thus insuring maximum participation by all students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations and academic assistance are provided to TIPM students with disabilities registered with the Office of Student Services. Students with disabilities must complete a Request for Academic Adjustment Application Form available from the Student Services Office. Documentation of disability from a qualified medical or other licensed practitioner is required at this time. Specific guidelines for disability documentation are available from the Student Services Office. Accommodations are individually determined according to documented need. Some more typical accommodations include: • Test accommodations: This may include lengthening the time required to take an exam or providing a private room for testing; • Tutorial services: A specific plan is developed for each student; • Referrals, where appropriate and possible.

                TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

                The following sub-chapters outline the minimum requirements related to technology that you will need to succeed in your studies at TIPM.To succeed in an online setting the student must accept responsibility for the policies, procedures, requirements and expectations of the eLearning program. For schedules, general information and a brief orientation to the software platform, the student should visit "eLearning" on the TIPM homepage at www.tipmonline.ac.tz and assume responsibility for the following: a) Make initial contact with online instructor during the first week of class or immediately after late registration. b) Complete student orientation for each course. c) Is prohibited from altering, deleting, copying or using any online data of another student without his prior consent. d) Assume sole responsibility for usage of the student ID and should not share it with anyone e) Acquire text within the first week of class. f) Have access to required software as course specifies prior to beginning of class. g) Submit work by due dates on course calendar. h) Use the student email for corresponding and submitting work to the instructor. i) Contact the instructor incase of problems, but use discretion. j) Include first and last name on each email, along with designated title of assignment as teacher instructs. k) Make arrangements to take proctored tests as instructor directs. l) Refrain from using any information available on the Internet that is inappropriate for general use (i.e. material that is sexually-explicit, violent, etc.). m) Complete necessary paperwork through your adviser if a withdrawal from class becomes necessary. n) Follow TIPM policy to register complaints or appeals about online classes.