Dishonourable conduct – a breach of a generally accepted code of conduct and violation of academic traditions.Dishonourable conduct:
- document forgery;
- dishonourable conduct during knowledge check, including
- using of materials, the member of the teaching staff/teacher has explicitly not been allowed to use;
- impermissible exchange of knowledge (e.g. prompting, copying etc.) by learners whose knowledge is being tested;
- substituting for another student in knowledge check (examination /pass/fail evaluation);
- plagiarism as per paragraph 6.7 of the Study Regulations.
- a dishonourable act done during practical training, evidenced by the management of the practical training place;
- repeated failure to appear to flight training at the scheduled time without valid grounds;
- other improper conduct unbecoming for a learner expressed in gross disrespect towards the Academy or generally accepted rules of conduct;
- upon entry into force of a conviction handed down for an offence the learner has committed if the penalty will significantly affect the learner’s academic attendance.
Plagiarism is considered dishonourable conduct, academic fraud and a significant breach of academic traditions.
Learners draw up and formalise student papers according to the Guidelines on Drawing up and Formalising Written Papers at the Estonian Aviation Academy.
In the case of plagiarism, the member of the teaching staff shall invite the learner for an interview. If they reach a common understanding of the essence of plagiarism and the possibilities and conditions to handle it (e.g. a new home assignment, a supplementary task, a letter of explanation), the member of the teaching staff will give the learner a task to complete. In case of positive performance, the member of the teaching staff will make a final decision. If they fail to reach a common understanding, the member of the teaching staff will refer the case to the Vice-Rector for Studies for further proceedings in respect of plagiarism.