POLICIES

Academic Honesty
Academic honesty is a matter of utmost seriousness at Dallas International Institute. We expect that all students to strive in earnest effort towards their goals and to stand with the administration and faculty in celebrating meritocracy and scholarship, holding themselves and their peers to high standards of integrity.

Students found in violation of the academic honesty policy will receive a failing grade (either in the specific event or the course as a whole) and may face more severe disciplinary action.

Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty is willful and intentional fraud and deception to improve a grade or obtain course credit. It includes all student behavior intended to gain unearned academic advantage by fraudulent and/or deceptive means.

Cheating
Cheating is defined as obtaining or attempting to obtain or aiding another in obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for work or any improvement in evaluation of performance, by any dishonest or deceptive means. Cheating includes but is not limited to:

Taking information

  1. Copying graded homework assignments from another student
  2. Working with others on a take-home test or home assignment when specifically prohibited by the instructor.
  3. Looking at another student’s paper or screen during an examination.
  4. Looking at text, notes, or electronic devices when specifically prohibited by the instructor or invigilator as the case may be.
  5. Accessing another student’s electronic device and taking information from the device.
  6. Allowing another person to complete assignments or an online course.

Providing Information

  1. Giving one’s work to another to be copied or used in an oral presentation
  2. Giving answers to another student during an examination or for a take home test
  3. After having taken an exam, informing another person in a later section about questions appearing on that exam
  4. Providing a term paper to another student
  5. Taking an exam, writing a paper, or creating a computer program, or artistic work for another.

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is defined as the act of using the ideas or work of another person(s) as if they were one’s own, without giving proper credit to the source(s). Such actions include but are not limited to:

  1. Copying homework answers from the text to hand in for a grade
  2. Failing to give credit for ideas, statement of facts, or conclusion(s) derived by another author. Failure to use quotation marks when quoting directly from another, whether it is a paragraph, a sentence, or part thereof.
  3. Submitting a paper purchased from a research or term paper service or downloaded from the internet.
  4. Copying another student’s paper and handing it in as one’s own.
  5. Giving a speech or oral presentation written by another and claiming it as one’s own work.
  6. Claiming credit for artistic work done by someone else, such as musical composition, photos, a painting, a drawing, sculpture, or design.
  7. Presenting another’s computer program as one’s own.

Student Responsibility
The student has full responsibility for the content and integrity of all academic work submitted. Ignorance of a rule does not constitute a basis for waiving the rule or the consequence of that rule. Students unclear about a specific situation should ask their instructors who will explain what is and is not acceptable in their classes.

Social Code:

The Social Code prohibits conduct that is unbecoming of a Dallas International Institute’s student. Examples include, but are not limited to: lewd or indecent behavior for sponsorship thereof; physical or verbal abuse or assault; threats, intimidation, retaliation, harassment; coercion, behavior or activities that significantly disrupt the educational experience of other students, or other conduct that threatens, instills fear, or infringes upon the rights, dignity, and integrity of any person including through the use of social media, or other means of electronic communication.

Impermissible Behaviour

  1. Attempted or actual theft of, or misappropriation of, physical or intellectual property and/or services.
  2. Attempted or actual damage to property.
  3. Purposely providing false, inaccurate, or misleading information to the Institute’s official(s) or faculty member(s).
  4. Threats or behaviour that endangers the health and safety of oneself or others. Examples include but are not limited to, tampering or interfering with, as well as destroying or misusing, fire safety equipment; possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals, unauthorized climbing on Institute’s buildings and structures, throwing objects out of windows, and the reckless and/or unlawful operation of a motor vehicle.
  5. Violation of federal, state, or local statutes.
  6. Disruption of the orderly processes of the institute, involving obstruction of teaching, training, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other Institute’s activities, including its public service activities. Actions disruptive to the orderly processes of the Institute include, but are not limited to:
    1. Unauthorized entry into or occupation of a private office, work area, a teaching library, or social facility.
    2. Failure to abide by the operating regulations of academic and non-academic offices, clubs, classrooms, libraries, laboratories, and other Institute’s buildings.
    3. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys or access cards to Institute’s premises or tampering with locks of Institute’s buildings.
    4. Conduct that restricts or prevents Institute’s employees and/or directors from performing their duties.
    5. Excessive or extreme noise, unauthorized display of banners/objects, or throwing of objects which prevents or disrupts the effective execution of the Institute’s function or approved activity, including classes, lectures, meetings, interviews, ceremonies, athletic events, and public functions.
  7. Installing or using any device for listening to, observing, photographing, recording, amplifying, or transmitting sounds or events where the individual /group involved has a reasonable expectation of privacy, without consent of all persons involved. The recording or photographing of a recognized group’s proceedings, performances, classes, lectures, programs, workshops, or other similar events, without the specific authorization of the sponsoring organization, faculty member, speaker, or other party related to the event.

Dress Code:
Dallas International Institute has a decent clothing policy.

Boys and Girls may wear clean and pressed local kameez shalwar or shirt & trouser in which they are comfortable and are in compliance with the socio-cultural norms in Pakistan.

They however are not allowed to wear punk or hippy type dresses while in the institute.

Girls should always have a dupatta at least in their neck to cover the cleavage.

Personal Hygiene

Hair should always be well groomed and cut short.

Nails should always be trimmed.

Students are expected to take pride in their personal appearance and be appropriately groomed when in the institute, maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene.