Dear Sirs and Madams, Dear Students,
The time of pandemic is an unprecedented period in our University’s history. However, it should not affect the quality of education and reliability of verification of the knowledge acquired by students. The exceptional situation we must face nowadays requires even greater flexibility, solidarity, and hard work. It is always the students’ responsibility to expand their knowledge and acquire new skills, as well as to prepare diligently for tests, exams, and other forms of crediting subjects.
Unfortunately, cheating during the examination session is being reported to the University’s authorities, in particular during credit tests and exams conducted in a remote mode.
All attempts to use unfair practices and this exceptional situation to mislead an academic teacher not only violate the proper academic conduct but are also against the law. The use of unauthorized teaching aids or third-party support, which may translate into an unobjective assessment of the state of knowledge or skills is a reprehensible behaviour for which there is no consent at our University. Such an attitude is particularly unacceptable in the case of Medical University students on whose knowledge and skills health and human life will depend in the future. Therefore, I would like to remind you once again that a student who uses unfair practices during credit tests and exams is subject to disciplinary liability, and in specific cases, also to criminal liability.
In connection with the above, each of the reported cases of student dishonesty will be handled following applicable regulations and the consequences provided by the law will be used for students who engage in such practices. No confirmed case of a student’s non-independent work will be justified by extraordinary circumstances and it will not be tolerated by the University.
I appeal to all of you, in these difficult times – let us be kind and supportive but above all responsible.
RECTOR: prof. dr hab. n. med. Radzisław Kordek