ACADEMIC AND PARTICIPATION INTEGRITY
Throughout your studies you will be required to attend classes/labs, create a unique coaching portfolio, and demonstrate your learning via learning tasks and exams. At all times, this must be done with authenticity, integrity, and transparency.
As confidentiality is at the core of coaching, it is also at the core of learning with ICA. This includes, but is not restricted to:
- never sharing personal or sensitive information about a peer student without their consent
- never recording classes or labs (or using AI to transcribe)
- never sharing chat records from classes and labs
All ICA classes require a minimum number of classes and labs be attended in 'real time'. This means attending a zoom class with your camera on or audio connected, and actively engaging in the learning.
- Only document classes and labs you have actually attended, in full, in your graduation checklist (eg. if you arrive 15 mins late, or leave 15 mins early, this class can not be counted)
- Never ask someone to sit in on a class for you (your program is not transferable)
- Treat everyone in the learning space as equal, respecting differing backgrounds, opinions and beliefs
- Disagree with ideas or arguments, but not individuals (eg. avoid personal attacks)
- Listen when others are speaking (eg. do not interupt)
- Mute your microphone when you are not speaking Avoid disruptive behaviours, such as side conversations or off-topic comments
As a student and graduate coach you will inevitably come across generative AI programs such as chatgpt, or tools embedded into everyday programs and apps such as word processors and search engines. When used ethically, this technology can be helpful in developing critical thinking, extending research, and evaluating unique portfolios. However, it must never be used to cheat, shortcut, or replace your learning.
Similar to using google, AI can be used to search for explanations, answers, clarification and insights, and as a resource for 'brainstorming' or prompting further thought around an issue or idea. Similar to programs such as Grammarly, it is also useful for checking and refining your written work, providing suggestions and edits. This is especially useful for the creation of portfolio work such as Coaching Models, Power Tools or Research Papers.
- AI should enhance or compliment your learning, and not replace or create it
- All content generated from AI must be verified (it can sometimes be wrong)
- All content generated from AI must be cited (as you would regular referencing)
- AI should never be used for unethical purposes, such as finding answers to exam questions (eg. cheating)
- AI should never be used to record or transcribe ICA class or labs
You must only present work for review and assessment that is unique to you. It's fine to draw on your learning, reflections and third party research, but you must never copy or plagiarise (eg. present someone elses work as your own). Similarly, you must only ever submit records or checklists that are true and correct.
When conducting research for your portfolio you might watch a video, read an article, listen to a podcast, revisit ICA modules, use Artificial Intelligence (AI), or even just browse the internet. All are considered valuable resources for extending your learning or supporting the opinions or insights you are presenting in your portfolio. However, it's important that you don't over rely on 3rd party content, or inadvertently include other peoples words, ideas or work without referencing. The referencing system we have used as an example is the Harvard System. But, you can use any system that works best for you.
- It's OK to refer to research and refer to previous studies or content (make sure you reference it)
- It's NOT OK to cut / paste the work of others or AI into your portfolio pieces
Students identified as not acting with Academic Integrity will be required to attend a learning review where their learning status will be reviewed and in some cases, revoked. Misconduct is identified as, but not limited to
- Cheating in examinations, tests or quizzes
- Presenting work that is not your own
- Submitting graduation checklists that are not a true representation of your attendance or completion
- Failing to submit a graduation checklist when requested by support of faculty
- Misrepresenting coaching sessions for the purpose of passing an oral exam
- Acting out of attendance etiquette requirements
- Breaching the Academic confidentiality requirements