Contribute to VDU SA exam observations. Become a volunteer observer!

Academic integrity is one of the most frequently heard phrases when it comes to reckoning. It is during them that VDU Students' Representative Office (VDU SA) organizes examination observations, in which all students who wish can become observers.

Academic integrity is a concept that is very often used in higher education. Its main essence is compliance with the VMU Code of Ethics. According to VDU SA academic affairs coordinator Vitalija Jakubaitytė, academic dishonesty is any act during the settlement, when the student has the intention to use not only his knowledge: looking at the student's work, using the phone, smart watch or any other sources of information dissemination.

Being academically dishonest puts the student at risk of receiving credit from the subject. For this reason, if the debt is not remedied, the student may lose a state-funded place during the rotation, and graduate students may lose the opportunity to defend their thesis. Such unethical student behavior can also be referred to the ethics commission, which after analyzing the situation can make decisions ranging from a personal warning to expulsion from the university without the right to return.

In order to help teachers and prevent cases of academic dishonesty, VDU SA conducts examination monitoring. Students themselves can become observers and help ensure academic integrity during the upcoming spring exam session. The coordinator of academic affairs, when asked about the importance of examination monitoring, said that "it is precisely these observations that ensure academic integrity and facilitate the work of teachers-examiners. When there are more than a hundred students sitting in the auditorium, it is quite logical that it is not possible to catch everyone who cheats, unless there are more than one or two people watching the exam. This requires human resources, in other words, student-volunteers, who will not miss a single attempt to be academically dishonest".

Academic integrity is an important value of the university and student representation. "I believe that this should also be a value of every member of the academic community, because, in my opinion, it helps students achieve the goal with which they come to higher education - knowledge that helps in building their careers in the future", shared the thoughts of the President of VDU SA, Emilija Drabužinskaitė.

Exams will be monitored during the spring semester exam session, and student-volunteer monitors will help ensure academic integrity during them. Every student can become them.

In order to become a student-observer, you need to fill out this form. 

You can fill in the questionnaire until April 28. Registered students will be contacted personally.

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