ACADEMIC INTERGRITY - Oxford College of Business Sri Lanka


Academic integrity is ‘a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. From these values flow principles of behaviour that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action’.

Academic integrity is quality associated and is a responsibility of both staff and students.

Academic Integrity Policy


Academic Integrity is a core value of Oxford College of Business.

Oxford College of Business is committed to upholding the highest standard of Academic Integrity across its community. To this end, the OCB supports students and staff to develop Academic Integrity awareness and skills, and provides educative resources and tools that support best academic practice.

Academic Misconduct occurs when a member of the community does not maintain the values and principles of Academic Integrity. Oxford College of Business considers Academic Misconduct unacceptable because it undermines the OCB’s core values, the quality of student learning, and graduate outcomes.

The Academic Integrity Policy supports Academic Integrity across all learning and teaching activities at Oxford College of Business, regardless of location or mode, by specifying the main principles of Academic Integrity, and the responsibilities of Oxford College of Business and its staff and students. It sets out the OCB’s approach to managing allegations of breaches of Academic Integrity and to continuously improving its Academic Integrity support and processes.

Policy Snapshot


The snapshot explains the principles underpinning academic integrity at Oxford College of Business and the responsibility students have to act in accordance with these principles and avoid all acts which could be considered academic misconduct.

Guidelines for Academic Integrity Investigations


Oxford College of Business is committed to assisting staff and students in maintaining high standards of academic integrity by implementing highly visible procedures associated with educational opportunities and detection. Staff can also assist by employing approaches to assessment that minimise the opportunities for academic misconduct.

Academic staff should provide examples of good practice in academic integrity by acknowledging appropriately the works, designs, ideas and words of others in their teaching and research. Providing appropriate examples of assessment work that display good practice in using citations, references and acknowledgements and providing opportunities for students to practise their use will assist in developing academic skills and in reducing the instances of plagiarism.

Academic Grievance Policy


This document describes the key features of the Academic Grievance Policy and the responsibilities of students and staff with regard to grievance.